Shortcut Strategies in Analyzing Sentence Structures in TOEFL

Hambali, Muslih (2008) Shortcut Strategies in Analyzing Sentence Structures in TOEFL. Lingua Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra, 9 (2). pp. 82-88. ISSN 1411-2388

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      Abstract

      In Indonesia, TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) is still used by many universities, colleges, companies and even government offices, especially for internal use. In addition to how well TOEFL test takers master some basic English grammar such as the use of be and modals, the form of regular and irregular verbs, singular and plural nouns, count and noncount nouns, etc. the success to increase the TOEFL score for section 2 might depend on how well they could analyze sentence structures. One of the shortcuts to have successful analysis is that the test takers should be familiar with English parts of speech, derivation, phrases, and clauses. Using brackets ( ) for all prepositional phrases, parentheses [ ] for subordination and underline _____ for subjects and verbs in a stem of the questions, one might easily recognize which area of structure needs to be completed. In error identification section, looking at both sides of the underlined word(s) and other related word(s) and learning the form of the underlined word(s), one might also be able to identify the error

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: TOEFL paper-based test,regular and irregular verbs, singular and plural nouns, count and noncount nouns
      Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
      Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education > English Language Education
      Depositing User: Rudi Kule
      Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 19:58
      Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 19:58
      URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/2755

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