COHESION AND COHERENCE IN WRITTEN TEXTS OF HEALTH MEDICAL LABORATORY STUDENTS

Submitted by Fiki Setiawan on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:49

Good writing, which is cohesive and coherent, must pay attention to the relationship between sentences. Cohesive and coherence are essential textual components to create the organized and comprehensiveness of the texts. This research aims to identify the use of cohesion device and coherence made by the students in their writing texts. This study applied a descriptive qualitative method. The study's object was eight explanation texts written by linguistic learning style students of Health Medical Laboratory An Nasher Cirebon in the academic year of 2019/2020, who were taking English subjects. The data collected through documentation. The qualitative analysis was performed to explore the results. This study uses the theories from Thornbury (2005), and Eggins (1994). It concluded that the students to be competing well in producing cohesion and coherence in their writing texts. They use all kinds of coherence in their written text with only one ellipsis, and they apply all kinds of coherence in their written text.

Keywords: Cohesion, Coherence, Discourse

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