Analysis of problems and countermeasures in graduation theses of English majors
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SHENG Guo-qiang 上海海洋大学 外国语学院 
ZHOU Yong-mo 上海海洋大学 外国语学院 
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Abstract:
      The graduation thesis of English majors is of considerable importance. And the graduation thesis of English majors can be the yardstick to have the comprehensive measurement of the integrated language abilities as well as the analytical abilities and research abilities of English major graduates .The quality of the graduation thesis of English majors is the actual reflection of the teaching result of English majors. In order to have the overall understanding of the present situation of the graduation thesis of English majors, the survey was conducted to get the information about the situation of graduation theses of English majors from 132 universities and colleges of different kinds. The findings of the questionnaire show there exist common problems in graduation theses of English majors such as plagiarism,grammatical mistakes, colloquial expressions, loose organization, lack of original ideas and so on. The exploration of the causes of the problems shows there are two major causes: objective and subjective. To tackle these problems, countermeasures are suggested in the paper: Reformation and innovation of teaching concept and teaching means. Strong emphasis on the teaching of English writing. Strict requirement on the selection the thesis title. Scientific use of research literature. Emphasis on the supervision of the whole process of student’s thesis writing. It is intended to improve the quality of graduation theses of English majors in a comprehensive way after having some reflections and taking some measures.