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Writing skill and categorical error analysis: A study of first year undergraduate University students

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Satariyan, AS and Mohseni, AM, Writing skill and categorical error analysis: A study of first year undergraduate University students, Iranian Journal of Research in English language teaching, 1, (3) pp. 20-30. ISSN 2252-0384 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This study identifies and analyses the common errors in writing skill of the first year students of Azad University of South Tehran Branch in relation to their first language (L1), the type of high school they graduated, and their exposure to media and technology in order to learn English. It also determines the categories in which the errors are committed (content, organisation/discourse, vocabulary, mechanics, or syntax) and whether or not there is a significant difference in the percentage of errors committed and these categories. Participants of this study are 190 first year students that are asked to write an essay. An error analysis model adapted from Brown (2001) and Gayeta (2002) is then used to evaluate the essay writings in terms of content, organisation, vocabulary, mechanics, and syntax or language use. The results of the study show that the students have greater difficulties in organisation, content, and vocabulary and experience less difficulties in mechanics and syntax.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Writing Skill Development; Error Analysis; Second Language Learning and Teaching; Pedagogy in Writing Skills.
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Linguistics
Research Field:Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
Author:Satariyan, AS (Mr Adnan Satariyan)
ID Code:93645
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-08-11
Last Modified:2015-05-13
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