ERROR ANALYSIS OF THE WRITTEN ENGLISH ESSAY AT THE THIRD SEMESTER OF ENGLISH DEPARTEMENT

  • Syarfuni STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena
Keywords: error analysis, writing, essay

Abstract

This study examiners error in a corpus 25 essay written by 25 participant. The participants are the third semester of who are studying at the English department; 4 male and 21 females. The have experienced approximately for one semester in subject writing. All participants are come form non-English education background and hardly communicate in English out the college. The instruments used for this study was participants’ written essay. All of error in the essays were identified and classified into various categorizations. The result of the study show that six common errors committed by the participants were singular/plural form, verb tense, word choice, preposition, subject-verb agreement and word order. These aspects of writing in English pose the most difficult problems to participants. This study has shed light on the manner in which students internalize the rules of the target language, which is English. Such an insight into language learning problems is useful to teachers because it provides information on common trouble-spots in language learning which can be used in the preparation of effective teaching materials.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Arikunto, Suharsimi. 1997. Prosedur Penelitian Suatu Pendekatan Praktis. Jakarta: Bina Aksara

Azimah, H. 2005. Analysis of errors in in compositon of form one secondary school in Kuala Lumpur. Unpublished Masters thesis. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.

Brown, D. B. (1994). Principles of language learning and teaching. Third edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Corder, S. P. (1967). The significance of learners’ errors. International Review of Applied Linguistics,

Eric J.D & Helen 1996. New Method In Teaching Writing.Illinois:USA

Mc Crimmon, J.M. 1984. Writing with the purpose. Boston:Houghton Miflin Company

Tompkins, G.E and Kenneth, H. 1991. Language Art: Content and Teaching strategies. New York:MacMillan College Publishing Company

Selinker, L. (1972). Interlanguage. International Review of Applied Linguistics

Nemser, W. (1974). Approximate systems of foreign language learners. In Richards, J. (Ed.).Error analysis: Perspectives on second language acquisition. Essex: Longman.

Ellis, R. (1996). Second language acquisition research and language teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Article Metrics
Abstract views: 52
PDF downloads: 846
Published
2013-06-30
How to Cite
Syarfuni. (2013). ERROR ANALYSIS OF THE WRITTEN ENGLISH ESSAY AT THE THIRD SEMESTER OF ENGLISH DEPARTEMENT. Visipena, 4(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.46244/visipena.v4i1.117
Section
Articles