This study investigated common English language errors made by 28 participants who enrolled the English Writing for Careers course in Burapha University in 2003. Four writing assignments of all participants were analyzed. They were sentence writing according to the provided pattern, paragraph writing for introductory, resume writing, and cover letter writing. Errors were identified by the error checklist that was created by the researcher. The numbers of errors were calculated by using SPSS program. The four most frequent errors committed by the participants were vocabulary choice, parts of speech, punctuation, and spelling. The study is important to educators and material developers who influence on better educational system. For English learners, the error analysis can show the drawback in their English writing.
Budsabong Saejew, Burapha University, Thailand
Stream: Language education
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