Effects of Grammar Difficulties on Communication Skills of Grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences Strand Students: Basis for Proposed Intervention
Keywords:vocabulary, reading comprehension, sentence construction
This study aimed to determine the effects of grammar difficulties on the communication skills of Grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences Strand students. Grammar is the whole system and structure of languages in general that usually consists of syntax and morphology, including infections, phonology, and semantics. Grammar is a particular analysis of the system and structure of languages or a specific language. Grammar is the main opponent of any language in the world. Without grammar, you cannot understand. Grammar is abstract in the mind and it becomes concrete in the use. Teaching grammar is serious and has many challenges; this study will discuss some difficulties. One of the problems generally faced by most of the students is being poor standard. A survey is defined as the research method used for collecting data from a predefined group of respondents to gain information and insights into various topics of interest. We used surveys because surveys are useful in describing the characteristics of a large population. No other research method can provide this broad capability, which ensures a more accurate sample to gather targeted results to draw conclusions and make important decisions. As researchers, we concluded to give an action to these happenings. Although the research has reached its goals, there were some unavoidable limitations. First, because of the time limit, this research was conducted only on small sample size. Therefore, to generalize the results for larger groups, they should be involved in different sections. Second, the student’s overloaded work in some subjects may affect the result of the correlation between the student’s motivation in learning grammar. The researchers found out that the student knows about grammar, and they are trying their best to construct a sentence with correct grammar. Based on the data from the survey, the majority of respondents answered strongly agree, thereby proving that the students are good at sentence construction.