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Title: Nalysis of Errors Committed Bythe Grade Tenstudentsin Composition
Authors: Subedi, Dhruba Raj
Keywords: Writing Skill;Language Teaching
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Faculty of Education
Institute Name: Central Department of Education
Level: Masters
Abstract: The research entitled"Analysis of Errors Committedby theGrade TenStudents inComposition" is an attempt to find out the errors that thetenth graders commitin free composition.Inordertofulfilthis objective, theresearcher collecteddata from five different secondary schools of Dolakhadistrict. The schools were selected through non-random judgementalsamplingprocedure and 100 students, 20 from each school were selectedrandomly.Theresearcher used both primary and secondary sources of data.A set of test itemsconsisting ofthree free writing questions was the tool fordata collection. The first itemwasessaywriting, the second letter writingand the thirdparagraphwriting. The research findings show that the total errors committed by thestudents were two thousand eight hundred and sixty-six. The studentscommitted four hundred and sixty eight errors in tense, six hundred andthirty nine errors in agreement, five hundred and one in articles, fivehundred and eighty seven errors inprepositionsand six hundred and seventyone errors in spelling. The students committed the highest number of errorsin spelling andthe lowest number in tense. The researcher found that the students were comparatively better inthe use of tenses, articlesandprepositions than in agreement and spelling.Similarly, most of the errors were intralingual errors as they were caused dueto the source language itself. The researcher found some individual errorswhich were quite unique in nature. The study consists of four chapters. Chapter one deals withintroduction which consists of general background, review of the relatedliterature, objectivesof the study, significanceof the studyanddefinition of viii the specific terms. Moreover, general background of the study includesproblems of English language teaching in Nepal, mistakes and errors, erroranalysis,stages of errors analysis, writing skill, importance of writing andlearners' errors in free composition. Chapter two introduces the methodology adopted for the study. Itencompasses sources of data, population of the study and samplingprocedure, research toolsfor data collection, procedures of data collectionand limitations of the study. Chapter three consists of analysis and interpretation in terms ofrecognition of errors, description of errors, classification of errors andexplanation of errors. Recognition of errors shows the differencebetweenlapses, mistakes and errors.Descriptionof errors consists of the test item-wise errors in each school, schoolwise errorsof each type and errors in eachtest item. Then, classification of errors includes group errors, individualerrors, graphological errorsmorphologicalerrors, syntactic errors and lexicalerrors. Finally,explanation of errors shows the causes of the commitment ofthe errors. Chapter four incorporates the findings and recommendations of thestudy. The findings have been outlined on the basis of the analysis andinterpretation of the data, and appropriate recommendations for thepedagogical implications have beensuggested. Thischapter is followed byreferences and appendices.
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