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Pages: 1197-1204
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

CAUSES OF WRITING ERRORS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL ESL STUDENTS

M.Y. Yahya, N.H. Hashim

Universiti Sains Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
Teaching English writing and grammar especially to students from different background is not an easy task. In addition, the language itself has achieved its status as a second language (ESL) and has become a compulsory subject taken by students in primary and secondary school in Malaysia. The complexity of the English syntactic structures brings difficulties to ESL students thus, causing them to make many errors in writing. As a result, students’ performance in writing is decreasing. This paper attempts to discuss the findings on the writing errors and the causes of errors made by ESL students in secondary school. Furthermore, causes of errors based on the English class teacher’s experience and how to overcome it will be discussed. This study is a case study which employs qualitative method through purposive sampling. Writing test was conducted to six ESL secondary school students. The data were analysed in a descriptive form and errors made by the students were recorded into frequencies. The errors were also grouped into 16 categories. In addition, semi-structured interview was conducted to the six students and eight causes of errors were identified.
@InProceedings{YAHYA2014CAU,
author = {Yahya, M.Y. and Hashim, N.H.},
title = {CAUSES OF WRITING ERRORS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL ESL STUDENTS},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {1197-1204}}
TY - CONF
AU - M.Y. Yahya AU - N.H. Hashim
TI - CAUSES OF WRITING ERRORS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL ESL STUDENTS
SN - 978-84-616-8412-0/2340-1079
PY - 2014
Y1 - 10-12 March, 2014
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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SP - 1197
EP - 1204
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M.Y. Yahya, N.H. Hashim (2014) CAUSES OF WRITING ERRORS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL ESL STUDENTS, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 1197-1204.
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