ERIC Number: ED201201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Errors in Written English Made by Students at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology. Final Report. Research Report R47-80.
Holzknecht, Susanne; Smithies, Michael
Errors made by first and second year university students are grouped into categories and means for dealing with these errors are suggested. The article is divided into six parts. The introduction includes information about: (1) the linguistic background of the students and the university staff, (2) the educational system, (3) some language problems present in the daily routine of the university, and (4) style and order in the students' written English. Section One deals with the methodology and materials used in the study and provides additional background information about the students. In Section Two, error categories are listed, the implications of the error percentages are discussed, and some differences between first and second year students are mentioned. In Section Three, the major error types are analyzed, examples are provided, and possible explanations for their occurrence are suggested. The conclusion offers a tentative teaching methodology to aid instructors in remedying the errors. Comprehensive lists of the actual errors made by the students, sub-divided into five main categories, are presented in the appendices. (Author/JK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Papua New Guinea Univ. of Technology, Lae.
Identifiers: Papua New Guinea