PORTRAYING STUDENTS’ BELIEF IN BUSINESS WRITING 3 CLASS IN STARKI
Learning beliefs play an important role in learning. Students achieve and grow differently since every student has a different belief. As belief is a motivation, having a constructive belief helps the students perform well. This belief also drives the students to find a way creatively to face the challenges in learning. On the other hand, having a shallow belief drives students to do dishonest actions. This study reveals Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi dan Sekretari Tarakanita, known as STARKI, students’ belief in Business Writing 3 class. The data was taken from the assignment submitted by the students in 2 classes from 4 classes of Business Writing 3. This research was inspired by the fact plagiarism always happens in Business Writing classes. This study found out that STARKI students had a belief that getting a good score to avoid retaking the same course in Business Writing 3. Beliefs that writing is the hardest skill to learn and they would not be able to achieve a high level of writing skills also become the reason why the student chose to commit plagiarism.