Improving Students’ Grammar in Writing Through Self-Monitoring Technique

Umi Khoeriyah, Gunarso Susilohadi, Muhammad Asrori


This article discusses how self-monitoring technique can be implemented effectively in improving the students’ grammar in their writing and to what extent the improvement can be attained. It departs from the issue of Corrective Feedback (CF) i. e. the controversy of the effectiveness of CF and the type of CF that is effective. The self-monitoring technique is promoted to cope both. A Classroom Action Research had been conducted to a group of senior high school students in Indonesia. Observation and interview were employed to collect the qualitative data while test was used to obtain the quantitative data. The findings suggest that: (1) self-monitoring technique could be implemented effectively due to the presence of the students’ autonomy and it must work together with sufficient teacher’s scaffolding (2) it could improve the students’ grammar in writing viewed from the improvement of the students’ score and from the types of the mistakes. As the finding of this research has not yet investigated the effect on acquisition, further researches might be in a longer period are highly recommended.


corrective feedback; grammar in writing; self-monitoring

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