Linguistic literacy of the students
The issue of linguistic literacy is relevant to modern society both in Lithuania and in other countries. Literacy is perceived not only as the ability to write and read; it is also understood in a much wider context, i.e. as a competence of every person determining human development. However, the basis includes grammar, the knowledge of which determines the further development of linguistic literacy. So the objective of this article is to reveal the level of linguistic literacy of students studying in FPS MRU who left school one year ago before starting studying in the university. The sample of the research is 53 respondents who were filling the provided questionnaires anonymously. The research was carried out in 2014, i.e. one year after students had left schools. In order to carry out and analyze the research a descriptive method was used which is applied for the discussion of scientific basis of analyzed topic presenting the theoretic assessment of the situation; a method of questionnaire survey which allows to collect information about the linguistic literacy of respondents and its certain determining factors; analytical method which helps to analyze and discuss the collected information; a method of arithmetical calculations which reveals the arithmetic relation of collected data. The survey for students studying Law and Police Activities as well as Law and State Border Guard in Faculty of Public Security of Mykolas Romeris University has revealed that their linguistic literacy is not good and they make considerable amount of spelling and linguistic errors. Final examination and annual assessment of Lithuanian language sometimes do not reflect the outcomes of linguistic literacy; however, there are some coherencies.
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