How Edmodo as an Online Tool in EFL Writing Class can Increase Students’ Writing Ability

Register Journal. 2018;11(1):37-58 DOI 10.18326/rgt.v11i1.37-58

 

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Journal Title: Register Journal

ISSN: 1979-8903 (Print); 2503-040X (Online)

Publisher: IAIN Salatiga

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics: Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

M. Zaini Miftah (IAIN Palangka Raya)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 28 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This paper reports the results of the investigation on the utilization of Edmodo as an online tool in EFL writing class to increase the students’ ability in producing an argumentative essay. Classroom Action Research was applied in the study. 15 Indonesian EFL students who enrolled in the course of Argumentative Writing became the subjects of the study. Observation, writing task, questionnaire, and field notes were used for the data collection. The collected data were then analyzed for the conclusion drawn. The results show that the utilization of Edmodo in EFL writing class could significantly increase the students’ ability in producing an argumentative essay in the Cycle 2. It is recommended that the utilization of Edmodo with the appropriate teaching procedures can be effectively applied in EFL writing class because of its quality and appropriateness with the writing teaching context.