An Error Analysis of Writing Skill of Punjabi Language of 10th Grade Students
The present study has been designed to investigate the errors committed by 10th grade government school
students in writing skill of Punjabi Language. For the present study, a total sample of 200 government school students across
gender and location was selected from district Patiala of Punjab by random sampling. Self-made test in written Punjabi
language was used. The results of study revealed that all the students had committed errors in written Punjabi language that
pertain content, knowledge, grammar, language efficiency and concept clarity. Greater percentage of boys had committed
errors in areas of content whereas more percentage of girls had committed errors in the areas of knowledge and grammar.
Almost equal percentage of boys and girls had committed errors in the areas of language efficiency and concept clarity.
Result of analysis of variance (2x2) revealed main and interaction effect of gender and location is significant at .01 level.
The study also highlights the causes and reasons behind errors committed by students in writing skill of Punjabi language.
Keywords - Error analysis, Writing skill, Punjabi Language, Gender, Location.