Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2020)

Reasons of EFL Students’ Anxiety in Writing Scientific Paper

Authors
Nurul Hudayani, Rahmad Husein, I Wy Dirgeyasa
Corresponding Author
Nurul Hudayani
Available Online 25 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201124.036How to use a DOI?
Keywords
EFL students, writing, anxiety, writing anxiety, scientific writing
Abstract
This research mainly attempts to find out the reasons why students experienced the writing anxiety. The research is done by qualitative research method. The participants contributed in this research are 11 English department students of UIN Sumatera Utara. The data are collected by using interview to explore the reasons or causes of students’ writing anxiety. The finding shows that the causal factor of students’ writing anxiety are resulted from Lack of Topic Interest, Teacher’s Teaching Style, Plagiarism Threat, High Amount of Assignments, Grammar and Vocabulary Insecurity, Pressure of Perfect Writing, and Lack of Practice. Furthermore, most of the students have anxiety due to the fact of students’ incapability in handling their anxiety experience to deal with the complicated scientific writing subject in terms of its standards, rules, and the assigning writing topics. The students also have the insufficient prior or initial practice and knowledge to get themselves accustomed and comprehended to write a paper scientifically. Related to the issues of writing anxiety, this study also further suggests that students necessarily need to be well-trained about composing a scientific paper properly in order to minimize the writing anxiety experience.
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