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Title: Improving Students' Competence in the Thesis Defence Examination (TDE) in Two Universities in Aceh, Indonesia: Case study at Nanggroe University and Syiar University
Contributor(s): Samad, Iskandar Abdul (author); Adnan, Zifirdaus  (supervisor)orcid ; Nicholls, Ruth  (supervisor); Yamada, Kiyomi  (supervisor)orcid 
Conferred Date: 2016
Copyright Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The Thesis Defence Examination (TDE) is a vital step for students in many countries to complete their degree. The TDE is defined as a class of communicative events; and it is assumed that, to succeed in performing a specific genre, students should understand the elements of the genre and perform appropriately. Although in some countries, such as Australia, the TDE is not commonly practised, in other countries such as the USA, the UK and Indonesia, the TDE is necessary before students can graduate. In Indonesia, the issue of the poor performance of undergraduate students in their TDEs has been raised by academic communities: many students appear to be competent in their general English, but most of them perform poorly in their TDEs. This thesis will discuss this discrepancy and propose a possible solution.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
200403 Discourse and Pragmatics
200303 English as a Second Language
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 470401 Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
470405 Discourse and pragmatics
470306 English as a second language
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
950202 Languages and Literacy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
130202 Languages and linguistics
Rights Statement: Copyright 2015 - Iskandar Abdul Samad
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
Appears in Collections:School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
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