Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ANCOSH 2020)

Boosting Students’ Confidence and Skill in Writing Using Social Media

Authors
Rizky Lutviana, Siti Mafulah
Corresponding Author
Rizky Lutviana
Available Online 14 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210413.024How to use a DOI?
Keywords
social media, writing skill, EFL students
Abstract
Social media are recently used beyond communication, it is also used as a tool to learn foreign language by posting content written in English. The purpose of this study is to explore the use of social media in learning writing. Problems faced by students in learning writing is the ability to generate idea in writing. This study employed descriptive qualitative research. The subjects were 30 EFL students who took basic writing course. Instrument used was interview, observation, and questionnaire. To gain the data, social media are used as a tool to develop students’ writing as well as to publish their writing. Students made outline, draft, and revision in WhatsApp group. They received instant feedback from both peers and teacher. They publish their writing on WhatsApp Group. Result indicated that WhatsApp is effective to be used for asynchronous learning in which writing project needs extra time. WA could improve students’ writing skill because it builds good learning community in which students learn by developing idea and content by sharing work and comments. In addition, WA could make students confident in writing because they had place to present their work and learn to appreciate it.
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AU  - Rizky Lutviana
AU  - Siti Mafulah
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/04/14
TI  - Boosting Students’ Confidence and Skill in Writing Using Social Media
BT  - Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ANCOSH 2020)
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SN  - 2352-5398
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DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210413.024
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