AN ANALYSIS OF WRITTEN FEEDBACK ON STUDENTS’ WRITING GIVEN BY TEACHERS AT MAN KOTO BARU PADANG PANJANG
This research was based on the phenomenon that the student’s writing ability was still low. It was assumed that there were two main factors influencing the students’ writing. One of them was about facilitating the students with appropriate written feedback. In line with that, this research was a kind of descriptive study, which was aimed at figuring out the focuses of written feedback given and the techniques used by the teachers in giving the written feedback on students’ academic writing, in this case,the students were asked to write a paragraph, at MAN Koto Baru Padang Panjang. Participants of the research were all English teachers there. Further more, the data were collected by using two instruments, documents, and interviews. The findings showed that, firstly, almost all of the written feedback items were provided to help students with their grammatical mistakes or forms of the writing, it was proven by the percentage that 99.66% of the written feedback items were focused on forms, the most dominant one is on S-V agreement and the least dominant one deals with the usage of adverb, where as only 0.34% of the written feedback items were focused on contents. Secondly, there were two written feedback techniques applied by theEnglish teachers, they were written commentary and minimal marking techniques.