Re-designing the Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Approach for Academic Writing Students

Ninuk Lustyantie, Fernandes Arung, Dhinar Ajeng Fitriany


This study was conducted to identify learning requirements, objective condition, and learning design of academic writing based on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) approach which took in Language and Arts Faculty in Jakarta State University. It used qualitative, quantitative approach and ground method with the procedure includes conducting initial research (pre-development), designing academic writing learning design, examining and revising the result of academic writing learning design and effectiveness examination. The result showed that the requirements of academic writing learning indicate a gap between student’s requirement and learning situation. Afterward, the researcher also conducted the second research to resolve the condition. The second research was learning tools development in the form of semester lecture program plan, unit learning plan and teaching material description. After conducting the effectiveness examination, it was proven that academic writing learning based in HOTS is effective. Thus, the result of this study was recommended for academic writing process in university.


research and development; HOTS; learning design; academic writing; university

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