Examining the Writing Genre in Journal Articles of Natural Science and Social Science

Oleh :
Tri Wiratno - 196109141987031001 - Fak. Ilmu Budaya

This paper examines the genre relations of 40 scholarly journal articles written in Indonesian language in the fields of Natural Science and Social Science. The articles as macro genres were analysed to see whether they were arranged in a good text structure, and whether the sections or stages within the text structure contained appropriate micro genres. The results of the analysis show that most of the articles studied are not organized in a good text structure, and only a very few sections in the articles’ text structure are written using the appropriate micro genres. Based on the results, this paper proposes a model of text structure with its micro genres that may be applied in writing journal articles.

Keywords: journal article, genre, text structure