A Survey of Grammatical Errors in Paragraph Writing in English B.A. by Second Year English Majors Taking English Paragraph Writing

Authors

  • Thanaphat Sonthirak Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University
  • Supawee Lertpatiwong Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University
  • Pawinee Bunchanda Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University
  • Thitirat Ruksasri Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University
  • Ven. Nawsaeng Aggaseno Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University

Keywords:

Grammatical Errors, Paragraph Writing in English, English Paragraph Writing Subject

Abstract

The purpose of this article research was 1) to survey grammatical errors in paragraph writing in English program and 2) to collect information and guideline for English teaching learning and for English curriculum development for undergraduate students the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University. The population in this study were 2nd year students 36 students in English program, B.A., who study English Paragraph writing subjects in the first semester of the academic year 2019. The instruments in this research were assignments for writing English paragraphs and forms to use to record errors in writing English at the paragraph level individually. The results of the research showed that from the analysis of errors in paragraph 4 level writing that is 1) paragraph style 2) paragraph structure 3) grammar and structure and 4) using punctuation, the use of capital letters and spelling. The highest percentage of grammatical and sentence structure errors, accounting for 58.72%, consisting of errors in incorrect usage of words Incorrect use of verb forms and the use of wrong prefixes are 10.57, 9.56 and 8.89% respectively and the main elements in writing to communicate to the readers clearly, easily, interesting and correct according to popularity. Therefore, there should be a paragraph-level English Writing course in the curriculum of all academic discipline which should include the content of all 4 areas in the next course of study.

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Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Sonthirak, T., Lertpatiwong, S., Bunchanda, P., Ruksasri, T., & Aggaseno, V. N. (2020). A Survey of Grammatical Errors in Paragraph Writing in English B.A. by Second Year English Majors Taking English Paragraph Writing. Journal of MCU Humanities Review, 6(2), 37–49. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/human/article/view/245870