Challenges and Functions in Teaching Ang Learning Literature

Topics: Literature, Art, Fiction Pages: 7 (2536 words) Published: June 28, 2013
            We are as the first group would like to explain about Functions and Challenges of Studying Literature. May be many people ask, what the literature means. So, by this paper we will explain to reader some materials that are related with literature in this paper.             Functions and Chellenges of Studying Literature is the big topic that we will inform to the reader in this paper, the explanation of this paper we devide into five materials, they are: 1. Definiton of Function, Challlenge, Study, and Literature. 2. Understanding of Literature. 3. Three Items that Include in Understanding Literature. 4. Functions of Studying Literature. 5. Challenges of Studying Literature.      Finally, if any a shortage of this paper we need criticism and suggestion to develop our skills in making a paper in the next time. FUNCTIONS AND CHALLENGES OF STUDYING LITERATURE

A.The Definiton of Function, Challenge, Study, and Literature. Before we explain the function and challenges of studying of literature as the big topic in this paper, we have to give explanation first about what definition of the function, challenge, study, and literature are. Based on Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, the function is devided in some of categories, they are : noun and verb. As a noun the function has a definition as an activity that is natural to or the purpose of a person or thing. And as a verb the function means as work or operate in aproper or particular way.[1] And based on Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, the function is devided too  in two categories, they are: noun and verb. As a noun the function. In noun the function has a definition as the natural purpose (of something) or the duty (of a person). And in verb, the function has definitons as to work or operate. And to have a particular purpose.[2] In addition, the challenge as a noun based on Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary which has a definiton as a new or difficult task that tests sb’s ability and skill. And as a verb, the definiton of the chellenge is to question whether something is true or legal.[3] And based on Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, the chellenge as a noun means as (the situation of being faced with) something needing great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully and which therefore tests a person’s ability. And as a verb, the challenge means as to officially question whether something is true or legal, or whether someone has the authority or right to do something. And to compete against someone or ask them to prove that they can achieve a particular goal, etc.[4]             Moreover, based on Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, the study means as 1. the devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge, especially from books. 2. A detailed investigation and analysisof a subject or situation. 3. A room for reading, writing, or academic work, etc. (As noun). And as a verb the challenge means as to spend time learning about a subject by reading, going to college, etc.[5]             And based on Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, the study means as 1. Studying or work involving studying. 2. A room, especially in a house, used for quiet work such as reading or writing. (As noun). And as a verb, the study means asto learn about a subject, especially in an educational course or by reading books. And  to examine something very carefully.[6]             And the last about literature, literature . Based on David, “Literature is an art form, like painting, sculpture, music, drama, and the dance. Literature is distinguished from other arts form by the medium in which it works; language”.[7] And other opinions literature is referred to as the entirety of written expression, with the restriction that not every written document can be categorized as literature in the more exact sense of the word. The definitions, therefore, usually include additional adjectives such...
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