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A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS

Qian Yao.

Abstract
WeChat, characterized by interactivity and real-time communication, is one of the most prevalent
social networking applications in Mainland China. Previous studies have rarely emphasized the impact of
WeChat-based English writing. Is the WeChat platform effective in improvingcollege English writing
performances? Is its impact related to motivational orientation? This small scale study aims to form some
understandings upon the effectiveness of WeChat-based college English writing and look into its link to learning
motivation among undergraduates in Mainland China. Both quantitative and qualitative methodology were
employed. The participants were 10 sophomore students preparing for CET4 (College English Test Band-4) in
Mainland China.They were administered a questionnaire to investigate their learning motivation before and after
the three-week WeChat-based English writing class. Each week they had a weekly writing test and all the
assignments were reviewed and analyzed on WeChat. Before and after the three-week course, their English
writing performance was evaluated and they were interviewed. The results indicate that 1) ideal L2 self motivated
and amotivated learners benefit most from WeChat-based English writing, 2) Motivational orientation can‟t be
affected by WeChat-based English writing but can influence writing performances, 3) WeChat-based English
writing in this study is effective in improving writing performance concerning text and substance, and 4) college
English learners indicates positive attitude towards improving English writing on WeChat.

Key words: College English writing; E-education; EFL; Learning Motivation; WeChat


 
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Qian Yao. A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 2633-2641. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.324


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Qian Yao. A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 2633-2641. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.324



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Qian Yao. A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 2633-2641. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.324



Harvard Style

Qian Yao (2020) A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS. JCR, 7 (19), 2633-2641. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.324



Turabian Style

Qian Yao. 2020. A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 2633-2641. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.324



Chicago Style

Qian Yao. "A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2633-2641. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.324



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Qian Yao. "A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 2633-2641. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.324



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Qian Yao (2020) A CASE-STUDY ON WECHAT-BASED COLLEGE ENGLISH WRITING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO MOTIVATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR COLLEGE ENGLISH LEARNERS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 2633-2641. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.324