What Is Silence During Class?
Yet, whenever there was a group discussion, I was always the one who got anxiety and remained in silence and listened to others. In the article “The Student Fear
Factor” we read that “Silence during class – whether in whole-group or small-group configuration – results from anxiety.”(36) I didn 't want to share my thoughts because they were probably wrong and that would made me very embarrassing. In like manner, I was afraid of asking questions when I was confused about the problem because it would draw his attention. Sometimes I asked my friend for help, but later I gave up. As a result of using these avoidance strategies, my grade dropped rapidly and I began to fall behind since I did not learn anything from the second semester. After all, I realized that these avoidance strategies did not help me to solve the problems, instead they made problems more difficult to me. Just like the case of my Chinese class, I could figure out the puzzles that confused me at class when the teacher was there so that I would not fail the final