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Forgetting how to read

Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 10:33 AM by X-626

I'm not joking with that title...I seriously forgot how to read for a brief moment earlier today. I had a massive case of "stage fright." I really hate having to give a presentation to a class, even one as small as the class I was in earlier today. (There were...probably 10-15 people in that class room, which is incredibly small compared to the 100+ classes.)

It was a group project, but we each had to present a part. I had my computer open, but had incredible difficulty reading what it said. I planned out ahead of time how I was going to do it, but that all backfired the minute I had to present. Being extremely shy sucks...badly. I'm just glad the members of my group weren't mad at me. They were very understanding of my problem. I had to present for two minutes, but only lasted 30 seconds.

Unfortunately, it's nowhere near over. One of the requirements for the engineering school here is that we are required to take Communication 211 (or maybe it's 111). It's a speech class, so it has some of the things I can't stand the most in it: large class, writing speeches, speaking in front of a lot of people, and worst of all, video cameras. Sometimes I wonder if it's really worth it or not. I know, this probably sounds incredibly stupid.

Even thinking that I had forgotten how to read sounds funny to me. XD Though, that's the only part of it that's funny.
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    bgt's Avatar
    Not to go off-topic but if your location is true, your like uber close to me, lol.

    But anyways. I'm not the greatest at public speaking. It's one of those things, your not going to get over until you just get up and do it.

    Now I'm at least able to speak with small groups and it doesn't bother me.
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 1:48 PM by bgt bgt is offline
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    That's weird, but kinda cool. XD Yes, it's true. I'm at the University of Louisville. (Check my IP, you'll see. XD)

    It wouldn't have been near as bad if I hadn't forgotten everything, though. I'd much rather be extremely nervous than forget what I'm trying to do. I'm sure I'll somehow get over it, but it may take me quite a while to do.
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 2:02 PM by X-626 X-626 is offline
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    Dukey's Avatar
    Premature is what first came to mind when you said you only lasted 30 seconds XD

    Dw though, Speaking is easier and harder depending on the person.
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 3:52 PM by Dukey Dukey is offline
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    bgt's Avatar
    I live in Jeffersonville. Right across the river. Haha, UofL.

    They failed in the tournament.
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 4:53 PM by bgt bgt is offline
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    That's just...freaky. XD
    Is it bad that I didn't know that? I never follow sports.

    Yeah, Dukey. I know. I've seen so many people who make it seem like nothing. Kinda makes me jealous.
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 5:05 PM by X-626 X-626 is offline
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    Netto Azure's Avatar
    Read some Dr. Seuss and you'll remember how to read. XD
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 5:43 PM by Netto Azure Netto Azure is offline
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    bgt's Avatar
    Cat in the Hat.
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 6:16 PM by bgt bgt is offline
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    Why do I have the feeling you people will not let me live this one down? XD
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 6:31 PM by X-626 X-626 is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Dukey's Avatar
    I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them sam I am.
    Identity spoilers
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 7:42 PM by Dukey Dukey is offline
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    Sublime's Avatar
    DUKEY'S NAME IS AM!!!!1one!!111eleven

    I recommend Green Eggs, Odam.
    I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Odam, Odam.
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 9:52 PM by Sublime Sublime is offline

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