High School Students’ Common Errors in Writing Essays

  •  Pham Vu Phi Ho    
  •  Do Thi Phuong Trinh    


Students’ writing problems have become one of the first and foremost issues in writing classrooms, and to know the common errors which frequently occur on students’ writing papers is usually what the writing teachers have conducted in the classrooms. However, no research study has been conducted at Huynh Man Dat High school to investigate this aspect. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the common written errors on students’ writing essays and their attitudes towards the writing process approach. The target subjects are from grade twelve, Huynh Man Dat (HMD) High School. Data collection was from writing tasks and questionnaires. The study found that the four most common errors frequently occur in students’ writing journals are relating to tenses, collocations, spellings, and verb forms. The findings from an attitude questionnaire indicated that the students expressed positive attitudes towards it and showed a high appreciation for the effects of process writing.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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i10-index (July 2022): 283

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