Cohesion In Written Writing

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Katharina Rustipa
Stikubank University

Coherence is a key concept for text comprehension and text clarity. One feature that contributes to coherence is cohesion which is realized in cohesive devices and metadiscourse markers. The current study is about cohesion in professional writings found in The Jakarta Post. Its purposes are to find out the cohesive devices and metadiscourse markers and to analyze how the cohesion significantly contributes to the coherence. The study is descriptive and qualitative in nature. The data are 4 professional writings taken from The Jakarta Post. The research results show that the average of the textual cohesion used in the professional
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