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Error Analysis of the National Test in English coursesA and B
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper sets out to examine the most common errors in the national test and whether the students make the same errors in English course B as in English course A at Upper Secondary School in Sweden. The method used for this study is quantitative where nine grammatical features are used to count the errors made. Twenty national tests were used to carry out this study; ten national tests are from English course A and the other ten from English course B. Results from all features from English course A are compared with some features from English course B.

The results show that the most common errors made in the national test are subject verb agreement and tense. Those two features had also a worsening in the English course B. The genitive errors have also doubled in English course B. The best improvement happened with the capital letters. Other features either stayed the same or improved slightly. One of the solutions for grammatical errors could be that teachers and students pay more attention to it and that the teachers include more grammar in their lessons so that the students have an opportunity to improve.

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2010. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Error analysis, the national test, English Course A, English course B, common errors.
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-14565OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-14565DiVA: diva2:444697
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
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2010-06-21, 09:11 (English)
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-01-03 Created: 2011-09-29 Last updated: 2012-01-03Bibliographically approved

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