Writing Thesis for Indonesian EFL Students


I had been working as an English lecturer at a private college in Indonesia since 2009. Working as an English lecturer provides me lots of opportunities to gain more understanding of what I had learned so far not only as a lecturer but a reflective practitioner as well. It’s a bit different when you compared what you know as a student to what you know as a lecturer. Because my students are classified as Indonesian EFL Students, so one thing that I noticed from them is the struggle they faced when they composed their thesis. In this post, I am sharing what I know about Writing Thesis for Indonesian EFL Students.

This post is divided into a few sections. They are:

  1. (PART 1) A general overview to Writing Thesis
  2. (PART 2) Writing Chapter 1 – Introduction
  3. (PART 3) Writing Chapter 2 – Literature Review
  4. (PART 4) Writing Chapter 3 – Research Methodology
  5. (PART 5) Writing Chapter 4 – Findings and Discussion
  6. (PART 6) Writing Chapter 5 – Conclusion and Discussion
  7. (PART 7) Writing the References section

Each of the above list provides you with a video. Please find videos for each item above as in the following list.

(PART 1) Writing Thesis in English: An Overview

(PART 2) Writing Chapter 1 in Thesis – Introduction

(PART 3) Writing Chapter 2 in Thesis – Literature Review

(PART 4) Writing Chapter 3 in Thesis – Research Methodology

(PART 5) Writing Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 in Thesis

(PART 6) Writing References section in Thesis

Dear students, you can SUBSCRIBE to listen and watch all of my videos in this YouTube channel: Mr. Syayid’s Vlog

Have a great day! I hope all of my videos above are of great help for you as Indonesian EFL students wherever you are on this earth… 😊

One thought on “Writing Thesis for Indonesian EFL Students

  1. Diana Sartika
    19040031
    From video 1-8 I concluded that:
    Writing is a process of thinking and expressing thoughts in the form of essays or stories. Writing is also an activity to express opinions to be more understandable by others, and also writing requires a creative mind. The things that must be considered when writing is that we must know what our goals are writing, we must know who the listeners are, set the tone, choose a topic and also analyze opinions. A paragraph can be said to be good if the paragraph can convey a thought well also on condition that it has unity, cohesiveness and completeness. Paragraphs can be as short as 1 sentence and may be up to 10 sentences. The three basic parts of a paragraph, namely the topic sentence, namely the main sentence in the paragraph, there are also supporting sentences or supporting details far more detailed than topic sentences such as facts, examples, quotes, and statistics. There is also concluding, namely the last sentence or the conclusion of a paragraph. The conclusion function is as a signal to the reader that the sentence has ended. A paragraph usually starts with a sentence that expresses the main idea. The characteristic of a paragraph is that the sentence in the paragraph is related to the main idea, each sentence is related and is called coherence. With coherence, the reader easily understands the ideas you want to express. After coherence, there is Cohesion which is the glue that holds together pieces of writing, if a paper is cohesive, it sticks together from one sentence to another and from paragraph to paragraph.

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