IMPROVING VOCABULARY IN VERY SLOW AND PASSIVE LEARNERS THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING VOCABULARY FOR STUDENTS

Maria Rahmawati, M Hum
2013 unpublished
Vocabulary is needed to describe ideas. Although some students have a lot of ideas, they are quiet in class because they cannot find a word to say it in English. When they listen to statements, they cannot give any response because they do not recognize the words they listen to. When they write, students tend to write very short paragraph. A concept is already in their heads, but again, describing it onto paper is another problem. Comprehending reading needs vocabulary. Skipping a paragraph
more » ... ing a paragraph because of limited vocabulary often happens to students. The result is that they cannot answer questions about a passage. Therefore, vocabulary is important in receptive skills (listening and reading) and productive skills (speaking and reading). By having a bank of vocabulary, students will be able to receive more information and describe their more complex thoughts. DEFINE SLOW LEARNERS Slow learner in this discussion is not a student with disabilities. As mentioned by Griffin (2005) , the slow learner is so described because he fails to learn at the same rate as the majority of other pupils learn. Students who are attentive are usually fast learners. They are eager to find new words and try to apply and use the vocabulary in their own sentences. Most slow learners, because they see themselves as failures, don't really try hard (Griffin, 2005). Because no matter how hard they try, they just get a C or a B. Even though they come to class regularly, their comprehension is not as good as the strong learners. Strong or fast learners enjoy the use of English in conversation, share their perceptive insights, and this makes the gaps of knowledge between the fast learners and the slow learners clearer. When
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