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Pretty easy, overall.
Comm 1 is a prereq for comm majors and nursing students, so for many its unavoidable. However, Kochian is an amazing professor and he really cares about his students and their improvement in public speaking. I can't say I'm completely over my fear, but Kochian has definitely helped me gain confidence in my public speaking skills, which does make me less nervous in those situations.
Because every student has to give three of four speeches, you get to know your classmates in a way that is unique from every other course here at UCLA. Not only do the speeches themselves teach you about topics you were unaware of, but seeing others give speeches shows you what makes a public speaker successful...or not.
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Show interest and some sort of effort! Kochian really doesn't ask for a lot, so if you prepare your speech outline and practice it a few times, that's all you have to do for each assignment.