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Journal : Journal Polingua : Scientific Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Education

Needs Analysis of English Department Students in Translating Text for Completing the Final Project at State Polytechnic of Padang Djonnaidi, Silvia; Wahyuni, Nini
Polingua : Scientific Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Language Education Vol 8, No 1 (2019)
Publisher : Politeknik Negeri Padang

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (61.818 KB) | DOI: 10.30630/polingua.v8i1.72

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This study discusses aboutNeeds Analysis of English Department Students in Translating Text for Completing The Final Project at State Polytechnic of Padang. The purpose of this research specifically is to find out what are the needs related to the students difficulties when they are translating text, and what are the best procedure, strategy or method used to translate any kinds of text . The data are collected from English department students who are taking translation for their final project. This study can give a contribution for developing translation curriculum at English Department State Polytechnic of Padang.The data collection methods use questionnaires, observations, and interviews. These methods are important to get information about the the difficulties experience during translating text, students skills that need to be improved, and other additional information. By conducting this needs analysis study, the lecturers will know what the proper method or material that needs to be applied in teaching learning process. It also can be used to develop teaching and learning material. Moreover, these identificationscan be used to find and revise the previous course content in translation. Therefore, it is hoped that the students could be helped when they are writing their final project about this topic.This research starts by designing the needs analysis questionnaires for the students, the ex students, and the related parties. Then, it is tested to find out the validity and reliability. After getting the validity and reliability data, the questionnaire is distributed to the students, ex students, and teachers or industry. The result shows that there are three kinds of needs which have to be fulfilled in order to improve students skills in translating text for the final project, they are: objectives needs, learning needs and the learner’s needs.
Developing an Interactive Multimedia of Reading for Junior High School Students Grade VII Wahyuni, Nini
Polingua : Scientific Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Language Education Vol 5, No 1 (2016)
Publisher : Politeknik Negeri Padang

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (793.35 KB) | DOI: 10.30630/polingua.v5i1.15

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The aim of this research is to develop an interactive learning multimedia of reading for grade VII students of SMP N 1Piyungan, Yogyakarta. This research is a research and development (R&D) study. The development of the interactive learningmultimedia of reading was carried out through several steps, namely needs analysis, course grid design, product development,product validation, product revision, try-out, and final product development. There were some respondents involved in the study, i.e.one content expert and one media expert, 75 students or needs analysis, and 48 students for try-out. The data were collected throughclassroom observation, interview, and questionnaire. The instruments of data collection were observation guides, interview guides,expert validation sheets, and questionnaires for the students. The data were analyzed descriptively. The needs analysis data show thatthe students have various needs in learning reading through the interactive learning multimedia. For the learning needs, the studentschose various reading topics, such as hobbies (73.81%), stories (54.76%), things around us (42.86%), life in school (27.38%), andteenage life (26.19%). Some of them (40.48%) preferred reading text with 100-200 words of length. Meanwhile, for the target needs,the students preferred learning reading to improve their vocabulary (71.43%), find the main idea (58.33%), find the moral (47.62%),find the general information (48.81%), and find the meaning of words in the reading text. Some of them preferred the pictured-cueditem (46.43%), the multiple-choice (44.05%), matching (40.47%), the comprehension questions (40.47%), the short-answer (40.48%),and the ordering tasks (29.76%) for the reading learning activities. Besides, the appropriate interactive learning multimedia ofreading for grade VII students in junior high schools consisted of four reading units, namely Things around Us (descriptive text),Professions (descriptive text), Foods and Drinks (procedure text), and Hobbies (procedure text). Every unit made up of the fivecomponents: Playing with Words, Let’s Read , Did You Know, Upgrade Your Reading, and Mini Dictionary. The experts’ validation datashow that the developed interactive learning multimedia of reading was "good" based on a total mean of 4.17 on a 5-1 Likert scale.The content aspect data analysis results show a mean of 4 and the media aspect shows a mean of 4.35. In addition, the results of thetry-out indicate that the content aspect is in the "good" category with the mean of 4.01, the presentation aspect is in the "good"category with the mean of 3.83, and the media aspect is in the "good" category with the mean of 4.01.