Analyzing Minett's Writing Errors

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A writing error is a point in a piece of writing where the author unknowingly creates a moment of confusion for the reader in such a way that it detracts from the piece’s meaning. A writing mistake sounds like something that is more of an “oopsie” that the writer created something that wasn’t exactly what they were trying to articulate, but they are able to realize it was a mistake when they evaluate it. I guess what drives the two apart is the fact that errors, even upon further reading, don’t jump out to the writer as being inaccurate.

Whether they be mistakes or errors, it’s important for a tutor to understand the root of these inaccuracies in ESL papers. Minett discusses “contrastive rhetoric” and how writing faux pas may actually be

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