The influence of spelling-checkers on students' ability to generate repairs of spelling errors. / Hazelynn Anak Rimbar

Rimbar, Hazelynn (2013) The influence of spelling-checkers on students' ability to generate repairs of spelling errors. / Hazelynn Anak Rimbar. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Sarawak.

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Recent studies show that spell-checkers help reduces students’ surface error in writing by flagging spelling errors and giving correct spelling suggestions. However, are the error corrections provided by spelling checkers internalized by students? This study investigated whether the presence of spelling-checkers influenced students’ abilities to repair spelling errors. A quasi-experimental two groups study was conducted on 30 Form 1 students, one with spelling-checkers, and one without. The students were given dictations which contained target words. The checker helped the students revise their spelling. However, after the use of spelling checkers, students still made the same errors in their spelling. The findings suggest that spell-checkers have very little influence on students’ abilities to repair spelling errors.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Rimbar, Hazelynn
2011884618
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Technology. Educational technology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning ability
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan II Campus
Programme: Master of Education (TESL)
Item ID: 36731
Uncontrolled Keywords: Student, Spelling Checkers, Spelling, Spelling Errors
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/36731

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