Typical Errors in the Writing of the Students Participating in Mawapres Selection in ITS Surabaya


  • Hermanto Hermanto Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya




errors; writing; writing errors


One of the elements in the selection of the “ITS Heroes 2015†to be the candidates for National Selection for Student Competition (Mawapres) is the ability of the participants to communicate in English in the form of writing and speaking performance. In the writing performance, the participants must submit an English abstract of their papers, and in the speaking performance, the participants are required to tell themselves in English. From these two evaluation items, the abstract is more interesting to analyze in terms of the writing errors the participants made in it. This paper presents the analysis of the common writing errors made by the participants of “ITS Heroes 2015â€. The errors are categorized and analyzed based on the checklist items by adopting Kim (2009)’s error classification system, which is based on Dulay, Burt, and Krashen’s classification system.


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How to Cite

Hermanto, H. (2015). Typical Errors in the Writing of the Students Participating in Mawapres Selection in ITS Surabaya. NOBEL: Journal of Literature and Language Teaching, 6(1), 61–70. https://doi.org/10.15642/NOBEL.2015.6.1.61-70