Difficulties in Research Writing among Communication Students in a Private University
Thesis Writing is the culmination of a curriculum. To produce a thesis, the students need to undergo processes and in the course of immersing in these stages, difficulties arise that may either hinder or motivate them to finish their respective researches. This qualitative paper delved into the challenges experienced by the students in writing their undergraduate thesis through an analysis of the reflections/narratives submitted by students currently enrolled in Thesis Writing. Results revealed that students had difficulties in formulating their research problem, writing their review of related literature, sampling of their respondents, crafting the research instruments, transcribing interviews, video production delays, among others. They also had problems in coordination, plagiarism processing, and other difficulties such as time constraints, absence of research partner, personal issues, and other conflicts. Further, this paper explored approaches to assist the students in overcoming such challenges.
Keywords - Thesis Writing, Difficulties in thesis writing, College Students, Private university.