Error Analysis in English Writing at Matric Level in the Secondary Schools of Tehsil Rustam
Keywords:English writing, error analysis, Pakistan, second language ( L2) learners, secondary class students
The students at Matric level commit certain errors in English writing.
This research was conducted to find out the errors committed by the metric
students at Tehsil Rustam. A total of 60 students – top 20 students were selected
from the top three schools of Tehsil Rustam. They were given the task to write
on three topics namely “My school”, “My best friend” and “My favourite
teacher”. To analyze the errors of the students, the researcher applied “Darus
et al model of Error analysis theory”. The errors of the students were categorized
and put into bar charts and pie charts. The researcher noted that the errors
committed by these students are partly due to the effect of first language (L1) on
second language (L2) and partly due to word by word translation either from
the mother tongue (Pashto) or the national language (Urdu) to English.
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