This research aimed to analyze and to describe the errors in using simple present tenses in writing descriptive texts made by students, especially the eighth grade class at SMP Perguruan Gajah Mada Medan. The data were obtained by conducting a test and using a checklist. Then, the writing products were analyzed using Surface Strategy Taxonomy by Dulay (1982). The result of this research was presented descriptively. From the result, the misformation errors were found as the highest of occurrence, which was about 39,54% which revealed that the eight graders class still made errors in using simple present tense in writing descriptive text entitled “My Family”.
|Kata Kunci : Analyze, Errors, Simple Present Tense, Writing, Descriptive Text|