THE EFFECTIVE IMPLICATIONS OF STUDENTS’ CRITICAL THINKING TOWARDS THEIR ACADEMIC WRITING ABILITY FOR THE SAKE OF DEVELOPING THEIR ENGLISH THESIS PROPOSAL

Mazrul Aziz

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This research is aimed at finding out the correlation between students’ critical thinking and their academic writing ability. The goal of this research is to see whether students critical thinking correlate to their academic writing ability and how far the effective implications Influence their ability in developing their thesis proposals. The scientific notion as proposed by Ennis, Robert H. 2006 ; Critical Thinking is the basic theory supporting this researh. Therefore, method utilized in this research is both quantitavie and qualitative metod. Quantitave method is used herein to find out the correlation between CT and AW. Whereas the Qalitative approach is herein to analyze the results of correlational studies for the purpose in a sense to analyze how far the effective implications of critical thinking can best help students develop their Academic writing ability in designing their English thesis proposal at S1 English Department study program. There are randomly 12 students chosen here as the sample of object population in the research. Two test instruments are apllied here for the sake of collecting two types of data, namely: students’ critical thinking test and students’ academic writing test. This research concludes following remarks: (1) there is a positive correlation between Students’ Critical Thinking (SCT) and Students’ Academic Writing Ability by having correlation coefficient 0. 58. (2) as proved that the hypothesis of the research is accepted. The score of T statistic 11. 28 at the level of significant 0. 95. The results of this research will certainly contribute the better ways of teaching strategy in Academic Writing class. In addition, this study also provides new findings concerning the essence of critical thinking to increase students ability in academic writing especially in designing their thesis proposal.

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