Rabu, 09 Oktober 2013

Response Journal A



Response Journal A
Considering response journal A, I read a journal of Strategies for Coping with language anxiety: the case of students of English in Japan by David Shinji Kondo and Yang Ying-Ling. In here, the researcher talked about language anxiety and the strategies to cope the anxiety from the students in Japan. Actually, the main idea is discussed in this study is about student’s anxiety since the writer mentioned much about anxiety of the students and it seems becoming the consideration to the research question of “what the effective strategies of each students used to cope the anxiety?”. In here, the researcher tried to know whether there were the difference number and the types of anxiety or not to answer the reaserch question. In the beginning, the writer talked about what language anxiety is and so are the effects of the anxiety as he mentioned in the introduction and then he continued pointed out the three approaches which were subsumed into the four basic methods and five strategies to deal with the anxiety. In this response journal, I will focus more on how the researcher convinced the reader by giving supporting research conducted by Kondo, questionnaire result, and statistic data.
Firstly, the researcher said that in general, the remediation of such anxiety focused on cognitive, affective, and behavioral approaches as well as resignation. This analysis was emphasized by giving the study conducted by Kondo because the researcher will use approaches in whole explanation and wants to convince the reader that this idea is very important and will be useful for them. Thus, the researcher considered those aspects as the strategies to cope the student’s anxiety in classroom setting. Then, considering those strategies in the classroom setting, the researcher making up a question of “do the students with high language anxiety differ in the number and the types of anxiety coping strategies from those with low anxiety?”. In this case, he wants to find the correlation between language anxiety and frequencies of the strategy use.
The second evidence comes up with the questionnaire to analyze the different tactics students make in the class so that the researcher will gather the data for which tactic frequently used by the students. I think this section is good to consider because in here, the investigator gives open-ended questionnaire so that the students will give the different answer and the researcher will get a number of data which lead it to the goals. In here, the result for the questionnaire is very useful because it will make the reader believe with the writer’s idea. The result can be divided into different answer which summarized in five strategies that students use are preparation, relaxation, positive thinking, peer seeking, and resignation. The result strategies that used the most to cope the anxiety is preparation which counted 60,4%. This count will make the reader believe of what the writer’s point and actually it can help the reader to use such strategies in coping their anxiety.
The third evidence the researcher use is statistic data. From phase one to three, the writer shows that actually the data founded is relevant with his idea as I see on the result of some phases that the mean ELCAS score is consistent with the normative data presented by Kondo. In phase two, the researcher found five strategies that he divided into five categories which consisted of preparation, relaxation, positive thinking, peer seeking and resignation. In here, the result in phase two supports his idea about the approaches such as cognitive, affective, and behavioral because those five categories are included into the approaches point. While in the third phase, the result revealed that none of the correlation between language anxiety and frequency strategies use which means that this finding supported the research question from the researcher.
In conclusion, the finding data from the researcher can be valid or not depending on how they convince the reader through the instrument data they used and even some studies which had already exist. Some studies will be trusted depend on the reliability of the result so that such studies will be useful for the reader who wants to get some information from it.

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