An error analysis and evaluative study of the technical writing skills of B.Sc. (Agri.) students
Dr. K Thangaraj
In continuation of the university sub project “An evaluative approach to enhance the technical writing skills of B.Sc. (Agri.) students,” a study on Error Analysis (EA) and the results on the impact of remedial exercises were taken for study. The samples for pre evaluation are the fifth semester mid semester written exam answer scripts of third year agricultural graduates and the sixth semester answer scripts for post evaluation study. All the 96 samples were collected through stratified random sampling method. None of the students in the class is omitted from this study. Everyone is included for pre as well as post evaluation. Pre evaluation study was undertaken to assess their erroneous zones in technical writing skills. In the next level, remedial exercises with 19 modules were prepared and distributed to them by focusing at the weak spheres of the students based on the pre evaluation. Finally post evaluation was carried out to assess the impact and the results are presented in this paper.