Karimullah, Imam Wahyudi. 2017.Strategies Used by Indonesian Test Takers in Completing Integrated Reading-Listening-Writing Task of TOEFL iBT® Test. Dissertation Proposal.Doctoral DegreeinEnglishLanguageTeaching, StateUniversityof Malang. Advisors: (I) Prof. Dr. Nur Mukminatien, M. Pd., (II) Prof. Ali Saukah, MA., Ph.D., (III) Prof. Bambang Yudi Cahyono, M.Pd., MA., Ph.D.
Although a number of previous studies have been conducted to investigate integrated reading-listening-writing strategies in TOEFL iBT, substantial questions related to this topic remain unanswered and need be investigated further. One of the issues in the previous studies was their research settings were not the real test situations. Moreover, their studies involve a relatively small representation of subjects with different cultural background. Consequently, it limits the generalizability of their findings. Thus, whether the real test takers of TOEFL iBT test, and whether test takers with different cultural background (e.g. Indonesian test takers) use the same integrated writing strategies (as found in the previous research findings) remain unanswered (Barkaoui, 2015; Plakans & Gebril, 2017; Plakans & Gebril, 2013a; Plakans & Gebril, 2013b; Plakans, 2009; Yang & Plakans, 2012). Considering the missing gaps in the previous research findings, the present doctoral dissertation research is to answer the following research questions: 1) what strategies are used by Indonesian test takers in completing integrated reading-listening-writing task of TOEFL iBT test; and 2) how do they use their strategies in completing integrated reading-listening-writing task of TOEFL iBT test.