Studying the Impact of Social Media on Pakistani ESL Students' Writing
Keywords:English Writing, ESL Students, Facebook
The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of social media on Pakistani ESL students' writing; they used different types of writing (formal and informal) on Facebook and in class settings. The primary data was collected using a questionnaire consisting of 35 questions in five sections. Two hundred questionnaires were distributed among the B.S. (English) students and faculty members of Govt. College & University Lahore and the University of Lahore to collect the data. Facebook was used as an independent and writing as the dependent variable. The SPSS analysis, English assessment test, and the Facebook group were selected for this study to investigate the impact of social media on Pakistani ESL students' writing. The descriptive results showed that Facebook has an impact on Pakistani ESL students writing. The future research should be focused on students’ writing improvement using other social networks sites with different research designs.
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