This is a qualitative study that analyzed errors in the written essays of form two
students of Ghana Senior High School in Tamale. The study sought to find out the types
and causes of errors in the written essays of students in the Senior High Schools. The data
used for the analysis of the errors comprised written essays of the students in form two.
From this, a total of 2,128 errors were identified from two essay topics. seven error types
were identified and they include concord errors, punctuation errors, spelling errors, tense
errors, article errors, and errors of preposition. From the study, concord errors had the
highest frequency with errors on punctuation being the lowest. Based on the findings of
the study, causes of errors in learners’ writings were identified as interlingual transfer,
intralingual transfer, context of instruction as well as L1 interference. The pedagogical
implications of the errors in the students’ essays have also been discussed in the study.
Finally in the study, some suggestions are made to various stakeholders to ensure
effective teaching and learning of the English Language in the senior High Schools in
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Library, Eastern Network. "ANALYSIS OF ERRORS IN STUDENTS ESSAYS: THE CASE OF FORM TWO STUDENTS OF GHANA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TAMALE.." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 11, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-errors-in-students-essays-the-case-of-form-two-students-of-ghana-senior-high-school-tamale