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How not to screw up in a seminar

Many students who do not know how to speak in front of an audience are afraid to screw up or be rejected. Don't worry! If you are used to memorizing material or are afraid of crowds, you need to practice and start practicing now. Do not miss the opportunity to speak in front of an audience at the usual time. Here are some tips to help you blow your professor's head off.

Focus on your participation in the college seminar. In most cases, instructors in seminars are looking not so much for the “right” answers as for sincere commitment. Teacher grades can be some of the highest you'll get in a college seminar. So, focus on completing your homework on time and preparing for the lesson so you can make meaningful contributions to the conversation.

How to prepare

If you are nervous before a presentation, try using ideas from other international students.

Be well prepared - if you want to read an article, make sure you have enough time to do so. Think about the topic - do you agree with what is said? Write down a few opinions that you would like to express.

Plan your speech in advance, even if you are afraid to speak; in this way, over time, you can build your confidence and become bolder.

Try not to get distracted during the workshop and listen carefully to what other students have to say. It is very important. You can draw a lot.

If you need to start a seminar with a summary of an article, practice ahead of time; Highlight key points, take short notes and repeat them out loud to build your confidence. It's not the same if you're rehearsing to yourself.

Online seminars and group work

If the seminar is being held online, you may be asked to speak at certain times using audio from your computer or using the commentary or "chat" function. Many online collaboration tools have features that make online communication easier, and your instructor will explain in the workshop how they expect you to use them first. Don't be afraid to join just because the seminar is online. Try to communicate with your group as if you were in a class.

Your university may have a code of conduct for online communication, but here are some tips:

• Listen carefully and try not to interrupt what other students are saying.

• Try to respond to other people's comments rather than moving on to something else.

• Don't try to argue with others.

• Ask open-ended questions to clarify information

As you can see, the seminar is not scary. The student is required to conduct independent preparation and take an active part. Dare!


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