Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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Keywords and Subject Headings
social media, composition, teaching practices, reflection, narratives
Social media-based activities, such as blogging or tweeting, have recently been integrated into the higher education system and become a part of writing, communication, and composition classes. Numerous studies describe teaching practices that involve the use of social media in the aforementioned classes. As a contribution to the previously conducted research, this study explores comprehensively the experiences of professors who utilize social media as a part of classroom activities in FYC/Advanced Composition. To compile and compare the experiences of composition teachers, I collected narratives that included participants’ reflection on the process of learning about social media. My work included interviewing each participant via Zoom and analyzing the collected material. The main limitation of the study has been a small number of participants that did not allow generalizing information about compositionists’ experiences. Despite the given limitations, the results of the study are expected to be a valuable source of information and inspiration for writing instructors who want to incorporate social media in the classroom. The study introduces social media-based activities and scholarly sources that participants proved to be helpful, provides practical recommendations on addressing students’ challenges, and demonstrates the value of educational networks and collaboration in the field of composition.
Maksimova, Kseniia, "The Use of Social Media in the Classroom: Practice of Implementing Online Activities in Writing Classes" (2021). Culminating Projects in English. 6.