ERIC Number: ED145482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Error Analysis and Its Implications for the Teaching of Composition.
Kroll, Barry M.; Schafer, John C.
This paper discusses the use of error analysis by teachers of English as a second language and suggests that error analysis should be used in regular composition courses as well. Teachers who use error analysis emphasize learning from one's mistakes rather than simply drilling to eliminate mistakes; they use errors as clues to the cognitive strategies that students employ when handling new information. Such an approach to process rather than product eliminates the problem and not just the evidence of a problem. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)