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  1. Mar 2019
    1. Social Anxiety and Academic AchievementTo the best of our knowledge, only two research groupshave tested the hypothesis that social anxiety is directly and

      The author gets to the main point of the article and establishes the main concept by citing two sources that will later be explained in further details

    2. chlenker and Leary hypothesizedthat individuals likely become socially anxious when theywish to make a good impression on others but anticipate thatthey will be unsuccessful. Leary (2010) further proposed thatsocially anxious individuals perceive most relationships tobe unbalanced by default, through a predisposing fear thatothers will not value the relationship as highly as they do.The consequence of this ‘‘relationship devaluation’’ is aninability for socially anxious individuals to obtain their ownparticular interpersonal objectives through their relation-ships with others

      The author once again uses a secondary source to support his claim and provide credibility to his opinion.

    3. From this perspective, indi-viduals who are socially anxious might perceive the uni-versity/college social environment as somewhatthreatening, which, in turn, would restrict their openness tochange

      The author used a secondary source to propose a different viewpoint about the matter and why socially anxious individuals might be perceiving socially demanding situations as some sort of a threat

    4. How-ever, thoughts of engaging or interacting with others mightfoster the social fears that are central to social anxiety, hin-dering any attempt to participate in the classroom, join inconversations, or ask for help in order to successfully ma-neuver through the university/college system

      The author proceeds to directly state the consequences that arise from students' social anxiety which inhibits itself in the form of fear of interaction and avoidance of any sort of participation even when it is vital to the student's understanding

    5. The goal of the present study was to test whether socialanxiety is directly associated with academic achievementover time among university/college students, and second,to investigate a proposed indirect mechanism throughwhich social anxiety might be linked to lower academicachievement—that is, through the restricted formation ofnew social ties in university/college

      The author directly states the reason and aim of this study to let readers on the reason why his insight on this issue matters and why they should continue reading which is an effective way of demonstrating the goal of the research paper. Also, it is stated early in the introductory paragraph which makes figuring out what the study is about an easy task.

    6. In fact,Russell and Topham (2012) propose that social anxietymay have a negative impact on university/college students’academic achievement

      The author cites a secondary source to present his claim through a similar opinion