Metacognition in Writing Scientific Articles of Postgraduate Students of Indonesian Language Education

Masithah Mahsa, Budhi Setiawan, Muhammad Rohmadi

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ABSTRACT: One's metacognition can be measured through his/her ability to express ideas in writing. The ability to write good arguments demonstrates good logic ability as well. In this study will be investigated is forms and factors that influence metacognition in the writing of scientific articles. The form of metacognition is reflected in the quality of the argument presented in the results and discussion section. A strong argument contains six elements, namely: C (Claim), G (Ground), W (Warrant), B (Backing), M (Modals), and R (Rebuttals). The researchers used S. Toulmin (2003)’s model to study the quality of the argument in the writing of scientific articles. This study is qualitative descriptive research. Data sources in this study are documents and interviews, namely: three scientific articles and interviews with the authors of the articles. Sampling technique uses purposive sampling technique aimed, and content analysis technique is interactive analysis techniques. The results showed that metacognition forms in the writing of scientific articles of Postgraduate students of Indonesian Language Education at the UNS (Universitas Sebelas Maret or 11th March University) in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia is categorized into two: strong and fairly strong; factors affecting metacognition consist of two components, namely metacognition and writing components. At the metacognition stage, the three informants are able to understand the problem, solve problems, do solving, and re-examine the process. While at the writing stage, the three informants have done pre-writing, writing, and post-writing. The most influential stage is the pre-writing stage.

KEY WORDS: Metacognition; Argument; Scientific Articles.

    

About the Authors: Masithah Mahsa, S.Pd. is a Postgraduate Student of Indonesian Language Education at the UNS (Universitas Sebelas Maret or 11th March University), Asrama Mahasiswa UNS, Kartika III Ngoresan, Jebres, Surakarta. Dr. Budhi Setiawan and Dr. Muhammad Rohmadi are the Lecturers at the Postgraduate Indonesian Language Education UNS, Jalan Ir. Sutami 36-A Kentingan, Jebres, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. Corresponding authors: masithahmahsa@yahoo.co.id, buset74@gmail.com, and rohmadi_dbe@yahoo.com

Suggested Citation: Mahsa, Masithah, Budhi Setiawan & Muhammad Rohmadi. (2019). “Metacognition in Writing Scientific Articles of Postgraduate Students of Indonesian Language Education” in HONAI: International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies, Volume 2(1), May, pp.27-46. Bandung, Indonesia: Minda Masagi Press owned by ASPENSI and STISIP Amal Ilmiah, Wamena, Papua, with ISSN 2621-1653 (print) and ISSN 2621-3621 (online).

Article Timeline: Accepted (January 15, 2019); Revised (March 15, 2019); and Published (May 30, 2019).


Keywords


Metacognition; Argument; Scientific Articles

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