THE CORRELATION BETWEEN METACOGNITVE SKILLS AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN EFL STUDENTS’ ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING SKILLS
This study aims to determine the correlation between metacognitive skills and critical thinking skills on argumentative writing skills of EFL students. This type of research is quantitative research that uses correlational methods. The total of samples in this study were 24 students in TBI 4B class UINFAS Bengkulu. Data collection techniques were carried out by questionnaire, argumentative writing tests, and documentation. The data analysis technique used to test the hypothesis is the product moment correlation and multiple regression analysis. The results of this study indicate that (1) there is a significant correlation between metacognitive skills (X1) and argumentative writing skills (Y), where the value of Rcount is greater than Rtable (0.611 > 0.404). (2) there is a significant correlation between critical thinking skills and argumentative writing skills, where the value Rcount is greater than Rtable (0.613 < 0.404). (3) there is a significant correlation between metacognitive skills and critical thinking skills on argumentative writing skills of EFL students, where the value of Fcount is greater than Ftable (8.814 < 2.064).
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