Move analysis and critical thinking perception on third semester students’ review text

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(1) * Fairuz Nadhifah Izdihar   
Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang

(2)  Testiana Deni Wijayatiningsih   
Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang

(3)  Riana Eka Budiastuti   
Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang

(*) Corresponding Author


This study also examined third semester students’ critical thinking perception. The aims of this research are to found what are the move-step structure that lies in students' review texts and students’ critical thinking perception. Qualitative method is used as the approach. Totally 33 review texts are analyzed. The result revealed that there are 3 moves found. There are Move 1 in the introduction paragraph. Then Move to via Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 that found in the interpretative recount. The last move is Move 3 via Step 1 which is found in the evaluation and Move 3 via Step 2 found in the evaluative summation. The result showed 434 moves found from 33 texts. The Move that mostly found were Move 2 via Step 1 which resumed what was the artwork/thing that being reviewed. This research also figured out the perception of critical thinking dealing with their review text writing products. Interview and questionnaire are used to unveil the critical thinking perception of the students. Most of the students still need guidance from their lecturer to develop their writing skills to be more precise.


  • The kinds of genre analysis found in review text writing products from third-semester students of English Education in Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang were Move. There were three moves found in the review text. The move consisted of obligatory and optional. The analysis also showed that some students still reversed in writing the content of the interpretative recount and the evaluation.

  • The students understood the definition of the review text and the communicative purposes. They needed more facts to support their opinion or judgment in the review text. More specifically, the students still require coaching from their lecturer to strengthen their writing skills.

  • The students’ perception of critical thinking in writing review text was still on an average scale, which meant they needed to force again their critical thinking to create better review text.


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Izdihar, F. N., Wijayatiningsih, T. D., & Budiastuti, R. E. (2022). Move analysis and critical thinking perception on third semester students’ review text. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 7(2), 218-224.
Author Biographies

Fairuz Nadhifah Izdihar, Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang

Fairuz Nadhifah Izdihar is a graduate student in the English Education Department, FBBA, Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Jl. Kedungmundu Raya no.18 Semarang, Indonesia. Her research interests are ELT, applied linguistics, and TELL.

Testiana Deni Wijayatiningsih, Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang

Testiana Deni Wijayatiningsih is an Assistant Professor in the English Education Department, FBBA, Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Jl. Kedungmundu Raya no.18 Semarang, Indonesia. She achieved her Doctoral degree from UNNES, Indonesia. Her expertise is in ELT, TELL, and applied linguistics. She is the corresponding author of this article. 

Riana Eka Budiastuti, Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang

Riana Eka Budiastuti is a lecturer in Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Jl. Kedungmundu Raya no.18 Semarang, Indonesia. She achieved her Bachelor's and Master's degree from Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia. She is interested in conducting research on Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) and Technology Enhanced Language Learning.


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