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An assessment on the condition of English among construction undergraduates

Khairuddin, Sufi Solheya and Abdul Rashid, Khairuddin (2008) An assessment on the condition of English among construction undergraduates. In: 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Researchers' Associations MICRA 2008, 18 - 19 June 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a preliminary study to assess the condition of written English among construction undergraduates. The study, using the content analysis method, examined written works belonging to first year construction undergraduates (cohort 2006107) in identifying and analysing errors in spelling, grammar and syntax. The key findings of the study are that the problems of spelling and grammatical errors are not serious, but syntax error is most widespread and is considered serious. The findings provided evident to support the notion that the standard of English among construction undergraduates is relatively poor.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5137/1587 (Proceedings of 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Researchers’ Association MICRA 2008, ISBN: 9789833142088)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction, English, grammar, undergraduates
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 15:32
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2011 15:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1587

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