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Olivia Nixon Erma Stauffer COMS 102 7 October 2010 Take Home Test #1 1. The author suggests that fear of failure, of the unknown, of the spotlight, of breaking the rules, and fear of fear all may be sources of speaking anxiety. I feel like I can mostly identify with the fear of failure and fear of the spotlight. Both of these stem from a lack of self-esteem when it comes to public speaking for me. I am going to try to just act like I am confident when I am giving speeches and maybe that will help to gain real confidence. I am going to try the whole “fake it til you make it” philosophy. 2. Cite your sources in writing, use paraphrases, and cite your sources orally. This includes citing all facts, statistics, testimony, definitions, and other supporting material as well as citing other people’s ideas and opinions. 3. An idea I have for a story is the story of the shinanegans my brother and I would pull on my sister. For my story like I will make sure to keep it simple as the author suggests by keeping the main point as a sibling rivalry/playing pranks story line. As a punch line I will say something like “and I never even got into real trouble for the pranks I pulled, that’s what’s up!” Limited Characters: Myself, my sister, my brother, and my parents. Exaggeration I feel will be pretty easy for this story because I can make some more awful things we did to my sister that are not true. I will use audience links by saying something
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