A rhetorical analysis on process paragraph in Nokia 3610 user guide’s book

Muntaha, Muntaha (2008) A rhetorical analysis on process paragraph in Nokia 3610 user guide’s book. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Abstract

Rhetoric especially rhetorical expression in the form of writing is a part of an important skill that is needed. Today, writing is not only a tool on giving information, but also to give instruction. Like in the technology area, writing is used to give a guide to operate the machine. Every electronic product always has a guidebook for user, so the user will easily understand it and does not need to ask the producer of the product to understand how to operate it. On this field, writing is very useful, moreover on the form of process paragraph.

This research attempts to investigate the phenomena of rhetoric situation specially on writing to describe process paragraph used on NOKIA 3610 user’s guidebook. The research problem is how the process paragraph is applied in NOKIA 3610 user’s Guide Book. To answer the research problem, formulation of research questions is as follow: What types of process paragraph in NOKIA 3610 user Guide Book are and which type is mainly used in NOKIA 3610 user Guide Book.

The descriptive qualitative method was used to conduct this research. This research describes and explains process paragraph used in NOKIA 3610 user’s guidebook. The data were taken from “NOKIA 3610 user’s guide book”. To analyze the data, the paragraph of each title are determined to know whether they are fulfilled or not. Then the data were categorized and analyzed by using process paragraph theory proposed by Martin J. Arnaudet and Mary Ellen Barret into five types namely: enumerators, listing signals, time clues, repetition and pronoun reference, and visualization.

Based on the 135 data presented and analyzed in this study, it can be concluded that types of process paragraph found in this guidebook are time clues, listing signals, repetition and pronoun reference and visualization. This study also finds this kind of time clues in is almost in all data. As part of time clues, verb choice is the most type that is used in many times, while time clauses, participle phrases, sentence connector of time are seldom used; because the writer wants to get direct communication with the readers. Listing signals are the second type that mainly used especially number, it is almost half from all data. Repetitions are always used when the writer wants to emphasize the topic that is talked, pronoun references and visualizations are rarely used.

From those finding, it is expected that this study will be useful for English learners by knowing the information of process paragraph on user’s guidebook. They can pay attention on the use of them on any kinds of user’s guidebook to be more understand about mobile phone.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Indah, Rohmani Nur
Keywords: Rhetoric; Paragraph; Process; Guidebook; NOKIA 3610
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 15:06
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 15:06
URI: http://etheses.uin-malang.ac.id/id/eprint/4724

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