An Analysis of Students’ Writing on the Basis of Writing Anxiety Level and Cross-Cultural Understanding of the Target Language

Hesti Wahyuni Anggraini, Alhenri Wijaya

Abstract

Written communication has been claimed as the most difficult skill to acquire. This makes the students feel anxious to be involved in English writing. Understanding of the target language culture cannot be ignored toward the students writing quality. Errors in English writing might be made by the students, too.This study proposes to investigate the phenomenon of writing anxiety level, students’ understanding on the target language culture towards the quality of writing, and errors identification made by EFL students in English writing. The data were collected from classroom observation, interview, questionnaires, and writing test. The result indicated that students felt medium level of writing anxiety. Closer analysis resulted that students’ writing anxiety level were mostly affected by stress apprehension in time management during the writing task. However, they saw writing as a fun classroom activity. In line with this, students’ good understanding of target language culture significantly influenced their English writing quality. Students expressed their ideas straightforward. Errors appeared because they had little knowledge of English vocabulary. Profound analysis showed that some students did not write thesis statement. Some placed it inductively. The number of paragraphs followed the rules. However, no use of discourse markers was still found on some respondents’ writing.

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Anggraini H. and Wijaya A. (2017). An Analysis of Students’ Writing on the Basis of Writing Anxiety Level and Cross-Cultural Understanding of the Target Language.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 166-169. DOI: 10.5220/0007163901660169


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@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Hesti Wahyuni Anggraini and Alhenri Wijaya},
title={An Analysis of Students’ Writing on the Basis of Writing Anxiety Level and Cross-Cultural Understanding of the Target Language},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={166-169},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007163901660169},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - An Analysis of Students’ Writing on the Basis of Writing Anxiety Level and Cross-Cultural Understanding of the Target Language
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Anggraini H.
AU - Wijaya A.
PY - 2017
SP - 166
EP - 169
DO - 10.5220/0007163901660169