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|Gender Differences in Errors in Compositions: Selected St. Mary's College Students in Focus
|Gender Differences,Errors in Compositions, St. Mary's College
|ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY
|This study investigated gender differences in errors in compositions. To this end, twenty male and twenty
female students were selected from St. Mary's College. A questionnaire was designed to control extraneous
and other destructive variables. A standard proficiency test was also used to group the subjects in three
different categories of their language ability i.e. high scorers, average scorers and low scorers. However,
this study focused on average scorers only.
After selecting the subjects, two composition assignments were given to them. Each and every error was
counted and analyzed statistically. From the preliminary investigation, it was found out that there was
difference between male and female students regarding the mean scores of the first assignment of male and
female composition errors. In the second assignment too, the mean scores were still different. The statistics
also showed that male students made more errors than female students did. In line with the findings, it is
recommended that teachers should know that female students compose with fewer error rates than male
students do, and hence, try to adjust their approach in teaching compositions.
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|Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) in Ethiopia
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