Anatomy of errors

IB English B: Anatomy of errors

Errors jump out at us when marking. They do so because they are obvious disruptions of the patterns we expect, of linguistic correctness that we feel as "natural". The problem is that their very obviousness may blind us to other indicators of the relative level of linguistic competence. In short, simply counting the number of errors observed is a simplistic, even primitive, way of judging performance - we need to analyse...

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