IS FACEBOOK BENEFICIAL FOR WRITING PRACTICE? ECUADORIAN POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS SPEAK UP!
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The study was set to understand students’ feelings when using Facebook as a platform for practicing writing skills. It could be determined that respondents appreciated and enjoyed working on Facebook. The general sense was that of having a low level of stress and anxiety while working online as their affective filter was reduced. Students were able to work at their own pace, anywhere they wanted, and they could communicate with each other, and the teacher if they had questions. The paired T-test resulted in a negative null hypothesis and, as a whole, the class improved by four percent.
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