Learning Strategies Used by an Exceptional EFL Student in Taking Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A Case Study of a Good English Learner with Dyslexia

RAFI’I, MUH (2017) Learning Strategies Used by an Exceptional EFL Student in Taking Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A Case Study of a Good English Learner with Dyslexia. S2 thesis, Pascasarjana.

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ABSTRACT The study aimed at describing the learning strategies used by an exceptional student in taking test of English as a foreign language in study case of a good English learner with dyslexia. The researcher employs descriptive qualitative research by using interviews, observations and documents as techniques of data collection. The collected data were analyzed by using Miles and Huberman’s model consisting of three steps, namely: data condensation, display and conclusion and verification. The research findings showed there were two subcategories are discussed, they were; learning strategies used and factors affecting learning strategies by exceptional EFL student in taking test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL). (1) The learning strategies consist; the fundamental learning, the execution class and time management. The first was the fundamental learning, it offered various strategies; planning and targeting, figuring the best information, focusing in English material, English noted and motivation, asking English problem, practicing, evaluating, reducing anxiety, and learning action. The second was execution class. Execution class is divided into two skills; listening, reading and structure and written expression. In listening section the strategy found; focusing on recording, focusing on second line, choosing the answer with synonym, avoiding similar sound. In structure and written expression section; utilizing the technical pattern and good strategies, and analyzing part of speech. In reading section; guessing, identifying main idea, utilizing skimming and scanning, and enrich vocabulary. The third was time management. Time management is the new strategies that found in this research used by participant as problem solving of dyslexia, it offered time for learning, asking, and time for competition. (2) The findings also showed that the factors affecting language learning strategies are family, motivation, personality, intelligent, and learning action.

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Subjects: PASCASARJANA
PASCASARJANA > BAHASA INGGRIS (S2)
Divisions: PROGRAM PASCASARJANA
Depositing User: UPT PERPUSTAKAAN UNM
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 05:33
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 05:33
URI: http://eprints.unm.ac.id/id/eprint/6775

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