Assessing Student Engagement in A Mobile-Assisted Academic Writing

Indonesian case

  • Misdi Misdi Universitas Swadaya Gunung Jati
  • Nurani Hartini Universitas Swadaya Gunung Jati
  • Anna Tambunan Universitas Negeri Medan
Keywords: mobile-assisted writing, psychological empowerment, student-researcher, supervision


A rapid ease of mobile-learning use in higher education has excessively driven both university teachers and student-researchers to work more effective and efficient, especially in their academic writing tasks. Yet, albeit a number of studies in this area, most studies focused on their writing skills. Little has been reported how mobile-assisted academic writing has impacted on student-researchers’ sense of empowerment. Thus, this paper attempts to share my investigation on how mobile-assisted academic writing and supervision practices has impact on the student-researchers’ psychological empowerment. Sixteen out of 45 student-researchers from a private English college in Indonesia were recruited and voluntarily participated in a 12 week academic writing projects. The data were gathered from closed-ended questionnaire and interview. The results shows that the adoption of mobile-assisted academic writing has positive impacts of the student-researchers’ psychological empowerment. The student-researchers felt comfortable to have online immediate feedback and thus, built sense of friendly supervision. In addition, the findings also revealed that this supervision mode makes the student-researchers to be reflective learners


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How to Cite
Misdi, M., Hartini, N., & Tambunan, A. (2021). Assessing Student Engagement in A Mobile-Assisted Academic Writing. Ethical Lingua: Journal of Language Teaching and Literature, 8(1), 186-190. Retrieved from
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