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Observing student´s syntactic errors and the perceptions towards writing in the composition course LM-1235

César Alberto Navas Brenes



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15517/rk.v41i1.28839

Resumen


The aim of this article is to observe the improvement reached by two groups of English majors in order to identify and correct syntactic errors in a series of six academic paragraphs during two semesters in the second-year course LM-1235 English Composition I at the University of Costa Rica. In addition, it presents a sample lesson with the integration of different language skills so that learners will benefit from cooperative learning, authentic input, and a sequence of interactive tasks to improve their outcome, being this the case of an academic paragraph and its outline. Finally, the writer analyzes the resul ts of a survey questionnaire that assesses the learners’ perception towards the challenges of writing

Palabras clave


English composition; writing activities; error correction; feedback; paragraph editing; syntactic errors

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