Syntactical Error Analysis on Students’ English Narrative Composition
Survey at Private University in East Jakarta
The aims of the research are to know the dominant of the errors made by the learners on their English narrative text composition, to identify the factors the learners made the errors, to identify the errors made by the learners, to correct the errors which have been made, to improve the teaching quality which is appropriate with the curriculum and the syllabus as well as to get the data and the explanation about the difficulties in studying English especially in arranging the English narrative composition. The method used in this research is a descriptive method that gives the data and the explanation about the recent symptoms of the errors made by the learners. The descriptive method consists of the ways in giving the note, the analysis and the interpretation about the recent condition. The characteristic of the descriptive method is to give the existence of the data which is straight to the problems as the recent variables are not manipulated. The data were taken from 37 university learners. The data was taken by conducting a written test of English narrative text composition. After analyzing the data, the findings point out that errors of omission of a grammatical morpheme are 76, errors of addition are 20, errors of the order are 4, and the error of miss-formation is 0.