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English Grammar Performance of Freshman Students in the College of Arts of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines: Implications for Effective English Instruction

A Thesis
Presented to the Faculty of the College of Languages and Linguistics Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Sta. Mesa, Manila

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree
Bachelor of Arts in English

by

Andrade, Jamaica M.
Andres, Donita R.
Cardenas, Jonalyn B.
Maranan, Ann Jenina B.

September 2010

CERTIFICATION OF ORIGINALITY

This is to certify that the research work presented in this thesis entitled “English Grammar Performance of First Year Students in the College of Arts of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines: Implications for Effective English Instruction” for the degree Bachelor of Arts in English at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines embodies the result of original and scholarly work carried out by the researchers. This thesis does not contain words or ideas taken from published sources or written works that have been accepted as basis for the award of degree from any higher education institution, except where proper referencing and acknowledgements were made.

Andrade, Jamaica M.
Andres, Donita R.
Cardenas, Jonalyn B.
Maranan, Ann Jenina B.
The Researchers

September 2010

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
“Alone we can do little; together we can do so much”.

Completing this research took a lot of effort and time. Patience, concentration, hard work, dedication, expert ideas, and words of wisdom are the keys to produce such work. With this, the researchers would like to extend their sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude to certain individuals who have given their generous support and assistance for the successful completion of this undertaking. To Dr. Valentino B. Jasul, thesis adviser, for his concern, encouragement, and enthusiasm in sharing his expertise to the researchers, they could never have embarked and started all this without his teachings. To the members of the panel, for sharing their knowledge, words of wisdom, and constructive criticisms that served as a guide for the researchers to be persistent in completing this study. To Dr. Renato E. Apa-ap, for sharing his expertise in work’s statistical treatment of data. To Dr. Nenita F. Buan, dean of the College of Arts, for her motherly support and for allowing the researchers to conduct a survey to her students in the said college. To the respondents of this study, freshman students of the College of Arts, for their wholehearted cooperation in answering the questionnaire form. To Jerome N. Tuazon, for his kindness, concern, time, and willingness to share his bright thoughts and ideas for the researchers to finish this research work. To the ABE senior students, most specially to the researchers’ friends, for their support, friendly pieces of advice, and continuous encouragement, those have been a source of deep friendship and collaboration. To the family of the researchers, for their financial support, patience, endless words of inspiration, understanding, and love that led the researchers to pursue this study. Finally, to our Almighty God, Who helped, guided and never failed the researchers all throughout the conduct of this study. Without Him, the researchers can do nothing.

J.M.A.
D.R.A.
J.B.C.
A.J.B.M.

ABSTRACT

Title : English Grammar Performance of Freshman Students in the College of Arts of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines: Implications to Effective Instruction Researchers:Andrade, Jamaica M.

Andres, Donita R.
Cardenas, Jonalyn B.
Maranan, Ann Jenina B.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English
Institution: Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Year: 2010
Adviser: Dr. Valentino B. Jasul

The Problem
The main objective of the study was to...
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