Students' Tips for Enhancing Writing Skills using Social Media in Pandemic Era



Social Media, Student, Tips, Writing, Pandemic


The teaching and learning process conducted in offline learning has changed to online learning. Meanwhile, this situation changed everything in the teaching and learning process. Writing is one of the skills in language learning. Writing is also the most difficult skill for language learners because when the students start writing, they must collect the idea from their brain and then type or write it into a good paragraph. Social media and daily life cannot be separated today. Social media has evolved into the most important online platform for connecting people. This research tries to identify the students' tips for enhancing writing skills using social media. Does social media contribute to improving students' writing skills? This research used the qualitative method because it was to describe students' tips to enhance writing skills using social media. The participants of this research were 2 students from English Language Education Study Program Batch 2019. They were students D and T. They were chosen because they got the highest score in the "Intermediate Writing" course. The data collection of this research used  interviews and documentation.  The results of this research were that student D and student T were using social media for improving their writing skill. Student D agreed that Instagram and WhatsApp can enhance her writing skill because she posted and wrote about her daily activities through those kinds of social media. The student agreed that Youtube and online novels and reading websites also contributed a lot to improving his writing skill.  It was also concluded that every student had their tips to get the advantages of social media in improving their writing skill.


Author Biographies

Elsa Rosalina, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat

Elsa Rosalina is an English Lecturer of Universitas Lambung Mangkurat. She is interested in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Technology and Pedagogy in ELT, also Media development.In addition, she is also interested in the research of language teaching and learning

Nasrullah, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat

Nasrullah is an English Lecturer of Universitas Lambung Mangkurat. He is interested in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and Technology and Pedagogy in ELT. In addition, he expands his interest in SLA and Teacher Professional Development.

Rahma Pitria Ningsih, Politeknik Negeri Banjarmasin

Rahma Pitria Ningsih is an English Lecturer of Politeknik Negeri Banjarmasin. She is interested in Teaching English as a foreign language and Teaching Media Development. She is also interested in research of English for Specific Purposes.


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