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Thematic-Based Text Structure Analysis as a Function of Text Memorization: Surah Yasin

Harison Mohd. Sidek, Muhammad Hafiz Saleh and Hayati Husin

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 28, Issue 3, September 2020

Keywords: Content analysis, memorization, Quran, scaffold, thematic-based analysis

Published on: 25 September 2020

Within the context of text memorization, one of the techniques that may assist memorization is by breaking the text into thematic-based categories, which technique is known as text structure analysis. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the text structure of Surah Yasin, the 36th chapter in the Holy Quran with the objective to use the processed text structure as a scaffold for memorization for the surah (chapter). Surah Yasin was selected using purposive sampling as the text to be analyzed in this study. The data for this study were collected in two categories, namely macro proposition and micro proposition. Latent content analysis was used to analyze the selected text employing a three-dimension thematic-based text structure analysis approach. The themes yielded from the analysis were validated by two Quran exegesis experts. As many as 25 themes emerged from the content analysis of the selected text with a total of 227 micro propositions. Each theme comprises an arbitrary number of verses ranging from 1 to 9 verses. The findings are discussed within the perspective of how Surah Yasin can be effectively memorized together with understanding its meaning, using the three-dimension thematic-based text structure analysis approach. The implications of the findings of the current study are also extended to non-religious scripts.

ISSN 0128-7702

e-ISSN 2231-8534

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