Investigating Students’ Ability in Handling Problems in Writing Mechanics at King Saud University

Yasir Saad Almukhaizeem


This study investigates the problems related to writing mechanics of Saudi students at the College of Languages and Translation (COLT). The researcher will examine punctuation and spelling problems by conducting a written test. The participants in the study included 100 college students and 20 language instructors. The researcher used both qualitative and quantitative research design to assure a high level of reliability. The study shows that English Department students at the first level of the College of Languages and Translation commit many errors in writing mechanics. Specifically, the number of spelling errors was 984 more than the number of errors in punctuation mark.

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