Monday, June 10, 2013

What were your public speaking skills like at the start of 9th grade?  How have you grown as a public speaker since the start of 9th grade?  Feel free to specify how our conch activity has helped in any way, as well as any other classes or class activities (outside of DL) that have helped you become a better, more confident and/or skilled public speaker.  


Please answer in 150+ words for PARTICIPATION points today!
Feel free to read through each others responses and agree/disagree with classmates. 

121 comments:

  1. I have grown as a public speaking skills what really helped me the most was the many presentation I had to do and present. The conch activity helped me improve on my speaking skills because, we had to speak in front of the whole class with out looking at the ground or playing with the couch. At first I was terrified about talking to the class on my own. Because every time I would have to present it would be in groups so my group members would be their to support me if i missed up or forgot something. But after a few conch activities I learned on how to present and talk to a group of people without depending on any one looking over me when I messed up. I just had to keep on going and if I made a mistake I would fix it and move on.

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  2. My public speaking skills at the start of 9th grade were really bad. I would say "um" a lot and mumble because I was nervous. The conch activity has helped me get over my fear of speaking in front of my classmates, because in other classes we also have to give presentations and that has helped me. It has helped me be more confident in the stuff I say and talk with no problems without feeling nervous.

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  3. In the beginning of 9th grade my speaking skills weren’t terrible but never had a problem with being shy or speaking low. Ways I have grown as a public speaker is being more precise on what I’m talking about and not second guessing myself and being confident on what I’m speaking about. For example in English class we have presented in front of your period and I got more comfortable over the times we had to speak out loud. Another example is the conch activity we do in Ms. Espinoza’s classroom, what we do in this activity is one person is holding a “conch” and only that person is talking while the rest of the audience is just listening and they can speak freely on what they want to say and when there finished they pass it on to the next person. I know now that when I speak I will be confidently and know what I would be saying during a presentation.

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  4. My public speaking skills were awfully horrible because I am a very shy and nervous person when it comes to public speaking. I have grown since the beggining of 9TH grade because i have practiced for example the conch activity i have felt more out there because of the activities we do. I feel more adapted talking of front of class mates. I am not yet fully expirenced with talking to a large audince but i try. I am more confindent with having those little activities because it helps it does affect us because they are very strict in grading us. When presenting in front of people with little bit of talking it helps us improve what we are doing and what we are doing wrong. So I think I have grown in public speaking since the beginning of the freshmen year and I know I can improve and will.

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  5. My public speaking skills at the beginning of 9th grade were okay but would have been better. I would still get nervous before I did a presentation or speak in front of an audience. I have grown as a speaker since the beginning of 9th grade by practicing and preparing to speak in front of audiences. The conch activity has helped me with my speaking skills because I get to practice and have to prepare for what I have to say. The projects we have done also improved my speaking skills because we had to present the project to our class which helped us get used to presenting and speaking in front of people. Now I am a more confident speaker because throughout the year we've had many opportunities to practice and speak in front of audiences. Since I have done so many presentations this year I'm used to presenting and don't get as nervous anymore. I prepare before and I'm more confident when I present than I was at the beginning of 9th grade.

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  6. When I first started my 9th grade here i was a little shy to speak in front on a crowd. i could barely talk to my friends. than the teachers here told us that we were going to start presenting in front of our whole classes. I started to get nervous because when I present in front of a crowd of people I feel like they are all staring at me. When people stare at me I start laughing and I mess up. I would stutter. But than ms.espinoza showed us this movie called “Lord of the Fly’s’. In the movie they show how they take turns to talk. They pass a conch around. Whoever has the conch has the right to speak and is the only who is allowed to speak. Ms.espinoza brought this idea into the classroom to make sure that that one person who has the conch has all the attention. With this activity it helped concentrate. I made sure that I wasn’t boring peole. I was a little nervous at first but it did help because I knew that people would listen to me. I also knew that I can take my time. It helped me out grow my fear of talking in front on a big crowd.

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  7. My Public speaking skills were like in 9th grade was bad because I really don't know how to be still and comfortable whenever I have a presentation due and I have to present it to around more than 100 people or a class I really get nervous when speaking out loud because I'm not those type of girls. So, I think I did a bad job in this grade, The conch activity has helped me to feel more comfortable because I am getting there to be more relaxed and more positive about my speaking skills, the speaking quizzes in Chinese has helped me a little because we have to stand up and answer the questions that the teacher is showing us. The p.e project on obesity we had to present to the middle school and I think i did well because I felt relaxed because it was a little group and because i got a good grade in the project. This year was a hard year but starting next year i think ill get the hang of it and increase my ability to speak well and fluently for my peers.

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  8. In the beginning of the school year my speaking skills weren’t that bad but also not so great. But threw out this school year I have became a better public speaker because of the projects we had to do for our classes and we had to talk about it and what we did in front of our classes. I think that our conch activity did really help some of us. The way the conch activity help me was by being prepared on what to say and to speak in front of the whole class when there all staring at you and that really helped me be more comfortable and confident speaking in front of people now.

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  9. My public speaking skills were very bad in the beginning of the year. I didn't know how to get myself used to not saying words like "um", "like", or "uh". I would also get very nervous when I would see how many people I had to speak in front of, although it was only my class. Another habit that I had was not being able to keep myself steady when i was up. I would move a lot from place to place and have my hands all over the place. I have grown as a public speaker a lot in 9th grade. I have learned that public speaking is not a fear to me, and that I just had to understand what things not to do when I was In front of others. By understanding what things not to do when i was speaking, I improved my skills and I now get a better grade in public speaking. I feel that the conch activity has helped me because even though it is simple sentences that were supposed to say, it helped me because I don't look at the paper when I speak. Also, it is easier to keep contact with everyone.

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  10. In the beginning of 9th grade i was a little afraid and kinda nervous because i didn't have the best speaking skills or the most practice and definitely the confidence to present a public presentation without choking up and messing up big tie. but now since it the last week of school that ending my freshmen year at Vaughn. Although I have improved a lot in this one year time period. I have presented at least six different times in this year, some i had to get dressed up like a buissness man a present a project to the younger student's in the M.I.T middle school or the elementry mainland school, G3 Elementry school, or the panda land campus. I have improved by gaining more confidence i my work as a student, learned to block out some of the pressure, and realizing that it only my first year here and almost every body make mistakes but it o.k because by time i graduate here at Vaughn i will develope my skill more better.

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  11. how I have grown to be a better speaker in nineth grade. Is that practicing speaking during or while presentation. The conch has help me to speak better and more clearly. Since nineth grade grade, i was shy and sometimes mumbling but this conch in digital literacy or any other classes help me to speak better. during the past year in nineth grade, i was successful for speaking clearly.I will continually to look forward to speak clearly for presentations and ect. In class activities, some has help me to understand better and speak clearly as well known for the other students.The way i learned from speaking clearly is that I made flash cards of what I'm gonna say for any kind of presentation. The way i practice my speaking is learning more bigger and understandable words.

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  12. My public speaking skills in ninth grade were really bad. I was really shy to present in public. I would get really nervous and wouldn't want to talk anymore after I got stuck in something. It was really hard to not get nervous in public because I am not use to people looking at me. I have been working on my public speaking by talking to people I don't really talk so I get comfortable when it comes to talking to my classmates or in public. The conch activity has helped become a better public speaker because I get to answer questions in front of my classmates and I don't get as nervous anymore. The conch activity has really helped me in my public speaking. I have grown as a public speaker because I am getting more comfortable talking in front of class and people I don't know. When we did the Odyssey project I did way better in my speaking but I still got a lot of work to do in my speaking.

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  13. There are many ways i have improved with public speaking. One way i have improved would be speaking slower and more clearly i learned this during the presentations in English class i knew i had to start speaking clearly and slower was the rubric for these presentations and that's why i chose to improve on this. Another skill i learned was looking towards the crowd more and less at a note card or script. The class i learned this in was biology with our presentation of our pats of the cell project. The last skill i learned was to practice your speech in advance to not seem unprofessional because of all the pauses you would be taking from not knowing your speech. The class i learned this in was advisory. The way i learned from advisory is the time the seniors came in to do their speeches and afterward we would grade them on how they did and how well practiced is their speech was one of the rubric questions.

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  14. I have grown in public speaking due to always talking to my class and just getting things out of the way by saying out loud to your peers.I remember in 6th and 7th grade id always be shy to present in class but in 8th grade i changed and its easier for me. Now that Im a freshman its easier for me to go in front of students or adults and speak or present a project but i need help on my talking and reading it good without mistakes. Doing the Conch activity in Ms. Espinoza was easy but it went by pretty fast and i would go fast paying attention to others while i shouldn't . My English class helped me because we would have to go up and talk about projects and would have to dress up like a roman person. And in digital it helped us because we all had to say something different about our word or character. i just have to work on having patience on speaking and i will fix it by the end of 10.

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  15. My speaking skills in the start of the semester were horrible because I was frightened by public speaking. I hated when we spoke in front of the class or an audience because I always stuttered. My skills have grown because of the presentation I have done first and second semester. I try to stay calm and practice my presentations before hand so that I don't mumble. The conch activities that we do in DL have helped because it help with some form of speaking in front of a crowd. At first I was afraid of speaking in front of my DL class but as i got use to speaking and it sometimes still makes me anxious but I get through it.It has helped as well with vocabulary and remembering a definition that I don't understand. My speaking has gotten better from mumbling and stuttering and having no clue what to say. To staying calm and just rehearsing what I was going to say and just saying it so that the audience understands.

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  16. In the beginning of 9th grade my public speaking skills were horrible I am shy when it comes to speaking in public and I can’t just speak out like without a paper for reference. I also can’t stay still and just be relaxed. The conch activities have helped me to be a better public speaker. They help me practice by speaking in front of the classroom and prepare for the future. For the future I have to present either to the whole school or just a regular classroom for my senior speech. What has also helped me was the P.E projects that we had to present in front of a class either form middle school or elementary. We also get more practice in the future so that I can get my speaking skills better. I am not that comfortable with big classes or people that I don’t now but I just have to get used to it .

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  17. In the beginning of 9th grade I was terrified to talk in front of people but throughout this year I have learned to deal with my shyness and talk in front of people. I can’t talk like a professional and I am working on it. So far what I think has helped me a lot is all the presentations that I have done for classes especially with the conch activity. The coach activity has helped because this way I have to memorize what I am going to say and say it in front of the class. I think that this also helps because the class room is a smaller group then other presentations that I would have to do. I still have to improve on my presentation skills and the more that I do presentations even if they are little ones they help me a lot. One thing that I have most trouble with is making eye contact but I will work on it for the next conch activity .

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  18. At the beginning of 9th grade, my speaking skills were poor. I had never really spoke publicly by myself in front of an audience or group of people. Before highschool I was frightened of the thought of even going onto a stage or to the front of the class. Now as a freshman I'm starting to feel more comfortable with speaking in public. I still do get nervous sometimes but my fear is slowly going away. The conch activity has helped me develop a better way of speaking in public. It helps me make eye contact with people and speak without reading off of something. I know I still need to improve my speaking skills because I'm not where I should be yet. I need to work on details like staying focused on the topic or not making whatever I'm presenting boring. Eye contact is something I need to work on a little more as well.

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  19. My speaking skills have improved slightly since the beginning of ninth grade. With the conch activities, I have grown in my ability to speak and communicate with others. Before high school I was afraid of speaking in public, but now I feel more confident with the help of our conch activities. I agree with Rodrigo Cejudo because I was also shy in the beginning of ninth grade and now I feel I have broken my shell.

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  20. In the beginning of ninth grade my public speaking skills weren't the best, I would try to always avoid the audience and pay more attention to my paper. Since the start of ninth grade I have grown as a public speaker because we had many project presentations in which we had to present in front of the class. I've learned the skills that it takes to make a good presentation. The conch activity has helped me with my public speaking because it got me use to talking in front of an audience. It helps me practice and notice what I do wrong. A presentation that helped me become a better public speaker was a parent form in which we presented a prezi about cyber-bullying. The presentation helped me a lot because I was able to speak in front of a big crowd and also translating for parents.

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  21. How I have grown in my public speaking skills since the beginning of 9th grade is well there are many ways I have grown. One way I have improved is the presentation I did for Mr.Cory's class when my group and I had to present our PowerPoint on obesity.Speaking in front of the class was a bit rubbish because I didn't feel comfortable speaking in front of a class even as small as it was.Another way I have grown is when we do the conch activities in Ms.Espinoza's class.Doing those activities have helped me a lot.My speaking has gotten better from studering or being quiet or getting distracted I have noticed that I changed all of that and became more serious when it comes to speaking in front of people.Now I know that I have to get better by the time I become a Senior.

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  22. My public speaking skills have improves in many ways because I was really shy at the beginning even thought that I still am. One way that I have improves my public speaking is by presenting projects in front of the class. By presenting many projects to my classmate I have become less shy and don't get as nervous as the beginning of freshman year. The project that helped me improved my public speaking is the Odyssey project. The presentation had to be 5+ minutes to present and this was the first time that I had to present that long in front of everybody. Another activity that has helped me is the conch activity. The point of the conch activity is to improve your public speaking without looking at any paper and making eye contact with your peers. By doing activities such as the conch activity, presenting projects, and doing speaking quizzes for Chinese has helped me improved my public speaking.

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  23. I have grown in my public speaking skills a lot. My speaking skills during the begin of my freshman year were very poor. I have grown to know that while speaking to make eye contact and if you become frightened at looking at everyone's eyes to look at the top of their heads. The conch activity has helped me by letting me speak publicly and to practice simple tactics to help me improve. The conch activity has also helped me by making me a more confident person and it helped me by not teaching me not to be afraid or get nervous in front a crowd like I was during the beginning of the semester.

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  24. When I started in 9th grade my public speaking was not that good because I was really shy and nervous to talk in front of other people but now that I'm doing projects and Mr.Zhang's speaking quizzes I got a little better in my public speaking also, another thing that got my public speaking skills better is the conch activity we do in class with Mrs.Espinoza. Also, the presentation that we had to do in Ms.Schonert's class with are groups and the reason how this project got my public speaking more better is that we had to tale more than five minutes talking in front of the class about the project. Those reasons got my public speaking skills better.

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  25. My speaking skills in the beginning of the year were terrible. But throughout the year I have gotten better because of many like in English the Odyssey project, and in H.O.P.E selling canteens. The Odyssey project we had to do a Prezi, in a group we were assigned to do a certain character trait about Odysseus and use it as how it was relevant to the past and present. Then we had to present it to our class and I thought I did pretty well because there a technical difficulty with a video but I thought about it and I just explained what the video was about. In H.O.P.E we had to sell water canteens to the teachers at Panda Land. At first I didn’t know what to say to the first couple of teachers for example I would say “hi I’m from the high school and in H.O.P.E we are selling canteens and I was wondering if you would like buy one.” They would ask me all questions I didn’t even know how to answer. But after about 5 teachers and I ask the H.O.P.E CEO’s I had a better explanation to the teachers I would say “Hi I’m for H.O.P.E which a club and VISA we are here sell water canteens because we want to use less water bottles the water canteens are $10.”

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  26. I have grown a lot since the beginning of my freshman. In the beginning of 9th grade I wasn’t the best at public speaking, but I also wasn’t the worst. I was always nervous at first, who isn’t? But it goes away once I start talking. A presentation I did in my English class was about the Odyssey where we had to dress up as a god or goddess and basically act as if we really are them and talk about “ourselves” to the class to teach them about are god or goddess. In my own opinion and with the amount of confidence I had with my presentation I feel I did well on my project by projecting my voice so my classmates hear me and being clear and sound confident in what I’m saying as accurate. I am a more skilled public speaker because I have had a lot of practice. I feel my presentation skills have improved a lot also because my conch activities have gotten better because when I’m speaking I make more eye contact and I speak louder and I don’t use my review paper as much.

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  27. My speaking skills have improved massively over this year. In the beginning of this year I was never able to speak in front of people. I was shy and always said um, I could never keep eye contact with the audience and would move a lot. I have grown as a public speaker since the beginning of 9th grade with help and practice on doing presentations. For example the conch activities we do here in Digital, and other teachers helping us and by getting a lot of practice for presentations. By that I have improved and have gotten better. Although I'm still not the best I have became better and just need a little more practice.

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  28. At the start of 9th grade I had very poor speaking skills, I was very shy and nervous when it came to presentations and stuff like that. I still suck at it right now but not as much as before. I improved some of my skills now and I am getting used to it. I'm still shy and nervous but not like before I have a little more confidence than before. The conch activity helped me because it helped me practice and fix the areas where I needed help on. Especially since Ms.Espinoza wrote down the areas we need to improve on. In English the projects we had to present helped me get a view on my mistakes and the things i had to fix. I gained more knowledge on presenting and sharpened some skills. I am a little more confident at presenting but still need to work on it but I'm getting there and slowly improving.

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  29. I have grown a lot as a public speaker. Although my speaking skills aren't perfect and there is a long way to go, I have greatly improved. I wouldn't be able to think straight when doing a presentation earlier this year. I remember once in Chinese we had a speaking quiz and I got a bad because I couldn't speak in front of crowds. We soon started to have more assignments that require us to speak in front of the class room. I realized there was nothing to worry about. Nothing bad was going to happen. So I became more calm and relaxed when talking in front of people. I started talking more clearly. Everything became just much more easier. I remember to try not to say um to much. Also if you don't know hope to say a word just say it the way you think it should be said.

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  30. At the start of 9th grade my public speaking skills were horrible. When I would present I would stutter. I would say "Um" and "Yeah" "So" and other of those words. I would be really scared to present I would get really nervous and I’ll get distracted so easily. I feel that I have grown as a public speaker since the beginning of the year. Even though I still get stuck and mostly say "Um" I don't say it as much as I did at the beginning of the year. I feel that I do way better on presentations now. I'm not as scared or nervous. I learned to perform with a loud voice and to speak very clearly. I think by having the conch shell activities really help me practice on getting better and speaking clearly. It was somewhat difficult learning how to present and even work on the presentation itself, but I learned that you really need to practice on presenting, so when it’s time to present I do really good.

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  31. At the beginning of 9th grade I was very shy to speak in front of a lot of people. Since the start of 9th grade I have grown a lot as a public. Doing the conch activity helped me a lot this helped because it helped me to gain more confidence to talk in a large group of people. I also think having to present the odyssey theme project was a big help because I was so frighten but as soon as I started I felt better and more confident because I knew that I wasn’t alone. But in Chinese when we would have to take a speaking quiz I would start to freak out because we would have to present it to him and in front of the whole class and every one would hear the mistakes you would do. But this helped because I started to not care what every one would think and I was more focused on how to pronounce things.

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  32. At the beginning of ninth grade I wasn't really good at public speaking but I also wasn't too bad. But the conch defiantly help me become better on my public speaking because I learned how to research and practice what to say to the class. It also helped me recognize all the times that I would stutter or say like or even play with something in my hand. Other classes helped me become a better speaker like for HOPE when we placed a hydration station in the elementary school I had to announce on stage in front of every elementary kid and plus all the teachers and staff. But after all the nervousness and practice I felt really good about it and I felt like I grew a little and know I feel better about public speaking. Throughout ninth grade I have grown tremendously as a public speaker, but I couldn’t have done it without the help of projects or little assailments like the conch activity.

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  33. My public speaking skills at the start of 9th grade was poor. I had bad speaking skills when it came for me to present certain things in front of the whole class. I feel that I've grown because I didn't really know the people I was talking to, which made me nervous so I didn't really do good in public speaking. As the year went on I started to get to know people more. I started getting comfortable with them so I wasn't nervous talking in front of them. The conch activity has helped me develop a better way of speaking in public because I have to make eye contact with people and speak without reading off of something. Which made everything easier so I could get used to doing that in the future. I tried staying focused on what I'm saying. Something I need to improve on is eye contact is. Eye contact is the main thing I need to work on a little more as well.

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  34. My public speaking skills in the beginning of 9th grade were horrible. I would get extremely nervous and I would stutter so much that sometimes I wouldn't even finish what I was reading. I think I have grown a lot as a public speaker because now that I read something or present something to an audience, I don't panic as much anymore. Yeah, I still stutter and get nervous but not as much as the beginning of 9th grade. I think my teachers helped me become more confident and less nervous because they would always assign projects and some of them, we had to present them to other people. That made me feel more confident because they would always tell me to breath and to not think about anything, to just focus on the project and I did. That helped alot.

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  35. I have grown a lot since the beginning of my freshman. In beginning I wasn't good at speaking publicly .I got very nervous and I didn’t know what to say. I have to say H.O.P.E has prepared me a lot since we have to talk to people and convince and try to sell canteens and recycle do announcements another activity is the conch activity I would get nervous I forget everything I have to say I know what to stay but then I would get brain farts now I just take deep breaths and go along with it I wouldn’t do eye contact with people thanks to the conch activity I remember to do eye contact I feel comfortable .I feel more confident compared to the beginning of ninth grade I wouldn’t dare to speak publicly I only would feel comfortable with my friends but not with other people besides that Now I talk to anyone I say hi I speak with no problem and I interact with people I was really shy before now I’m not so shy anymore but that’s because the conch activity because it helped me a lot and I got to see that I’m not the only person who would get nervous at speaking with like 20 30 students looking at you.And i speak more clearly and loudly since the shyness is going away.

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  36. My public speaking skills in the beginning of the 9th grade were bad. I would stutter a lot and I would get nervous to talk. I had trouble making eye contact with the audience. I also had trouble reading off a paper , I would always look down and move my hands a lot.My speaking skills began to get better when we did the parent forum because I realized speaking wasn’t that bad.The conch activity has helped me because we speak infront of our classmates and we practice our speaking skills by using different sentence starters and different words for campraisons. It has also made me become a better speaker because I realized that you are going to mess up sometimes and it is not all that bad. Also now I am comfortable speaking in front of a crowd . Now that it is the end of 9th grade I don’t have trouble speaking in front of a crowd. I make eye contact with the audience and make sure they are as interested in the speech as I want them to be. I also speak louder and clearly .

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  37. At the beginning of 9th grade, my public speaking skills were OK. Before one of my first presentations in 9th grade, I felt ready and more confident than I were to be in the 8th grade. During the actual presentation, I started to feel out of breath, didn't make eye contact, was moving a lot, making a lot of hand movement, and forgot everything I was going to say. I was nervous and scared that I was going to mess everything up. I said what I had to say, but I was mumbling, and my classmates and teacher heard me mumbling and didn't understand much of what I was saying. Now, I get a bit less nervous, I keep as much eye contact as possible, and try to not mumble. I still have trouble with the mumbling do, because I tend to speak fast. I speak fast because I want to get over it. I also don’t move my hands as much, and leave them in my pocket, and I don’t move my body as much either. Overall, my public speaking skills are pretty good, and are a bit better compared to 8th and beginning of 9th grade.

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  38. Ever since the start of 9th grade my public speaking skills needed major improvement. I would always look down and would frequently move around I would get nerves and stutter. I have grown as a public speaker because now I take my time when speaking and memorize what I have to say and use examples. The conch activity that we have been doing in digital literacy has helped me tremendously on my public speaking. It was fun to listen to other people and hear what they had to say and it was nice to know that everyone was as nerves as I was in the beginning. It was terrifying at first because all eyes were on me, but then I started to feel comfortable talking to my class mates and I started to get use to the feeling of all eyes on me. I have appreciated the conch activity and how it has helped me with my public speaking skills.

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  39. At the beginning of 9th grade, I was probably known as the worst public speaker ever, meaning that I would always crack under pressure when I’m talking to any type or size of group, even to little kids! I would always sway around in a cruise- type of motion, always rocking around, mumble my words so that I would get it over with it, and sweat no matter how hot or how cold it was. Over the 9th grade year, I have been developing on my public speaking skills, watching seniors that have practiced a lot, practicing in front of my mirror and parents, and always studying on what I always do wrong on my past speeches that I give. Now I feel that I am doing a better job on how to speak without mumbling, sweating, or rocking around. I also picked up on some skills like always sticking to the point, to always feel excited, like you’re interested in what you are talking about, and to get to the point if you have time problems. I feel that I've improved amazingly over the year.

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  40. When I started the ninth grade my public speaking wasn't quit the best, I would focus more on my paper that the audience. I would also read off the board and look up when i dint have a paper. As i grew into the ninth the grade we had presentations that we would have to perform in front of my classmates. I have grown many way such as gaining tips into what to do or say when speaking in front of an audience such as not saying "uhm and like" and not saying sorry when messing up. Also into making more eye contact with your audience that just looking at the paper or board. the conch activity has helped me because i am able to look at my classmates and speak clearly much more that just looking at my paper. Such as reading out loud in my English class has helped me because i feel comfortable and not scared anymore.

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  41. In the beginning of ninth grade my public speaking skills were absolutely horrible. I can’t say that have completely perfected them since then but I have somewhat improved them from the beginning of ninth grade. In the beginning I would get really nervous my palms would get sweaty and I would let my nerves get the best of me. I would go up there to speak and forget everything and just stutter and little to no eye contact. The conch activity has made me more comfortable with speaking because everyone is doing the assignment so it takes the nerves that anyone can mess up. Something that has made me a better public speaker was presentations in Ms. Burnett class. For example The Odyssey Project really helped because it was the very first project where we had to present and it was a tremendous part of our grade. The fact that it was a group project also took away the nerves and helped me concentrate on just the content and on the main points of presenting .

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  42. I have grown in my public speaking skills over the past year in many ways. In the beginning of ninth grade I would speak very quietly and it was hardly audible. I would tend to sway from side to side and I would never make eye contact with the audience. I was never very comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, however with the help of the conch activities that changed. After we started doing the conch activities I started to speak loud and clearly. I now make eye contact with my audience and I sound more confident when I speak. What also helped me with my public speaking skills was presenting in English class. The Odyssey presentation helped me a lot because the person who judged my presenting was Ms. Brunett. She gave me constructive criticism and I took it and learned from my mistakes. My mistakes were stuttering , but I learned how to memorize my speech without sounding like a robot.

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  43. My speaking skills at the beginning of the were okay but I must say I have improved. This is because of all the presenting we have done over the year. In my opinion I am much more confident and less nervous. I remember in the beginning of the year I would be so nervous. For example, while presenting for the Odyssey project where we had to dress as a god, goddess or a mythological creature, I was dressed as Medusa and I could feel my snake head band shake. When I sat down, multiple people noticed and asked me if I was nervous which I was. After practicing I have improved in multiple ways. When speaking I have better eye contact and can speak louder. For example, last week I presented to two middle school teacher Ms. Mirkhani and Ms. Dennert and their classes. The presentation ran smoothly and most students seemed interested.

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  44. When the first semester of ninth grade began I felt that I could never present or speak in front of a group of people and do a good job at it. I have found that I have taken the tip that Ms. Espinoza said, to think of someone who does present good as act like them. So when Ms. Tupaz asked three members of H.O.P.E. to give a speech in front of the entire elementary I decided that it would be a perfect time to practice my speaking skills. The experience was nerve wrecking but it helped me feel more comfortable in front of a large group of kids I was lucky to have good audience that made me feel welcomed. Another thing that has helped me is the conch activity that we have in Digital Literacy class. I am still not used to having everyones eyes on me but I learning to pretend that I am.

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  45. My public speaking skills in the beginning of 9th grade were the worst.I would stutter and be playing with my hands. I would also be speaking very quietly and no one would hear me. To me I think I've grown in my skills a lot. Now I don't make a huge deal about it like back then. I'm more louder and more understandable. I learned to also stop playing with my hand and not always be looking at my paper or the board to know what to say. Like when I presented my society values project for English I noticed that I was doing better because I didn't have to be told to speak up. I also was able to memorize what I had to say. I was a little nervous but definitely nothing compared to when I had started 9th grade. I am still not perfect in it but I feel that I can always get better and hopefully by 11th grade its something that I can be used to.

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  46. At the beginning of the 9Th grade my public speaking skills sucked. I would get nervous because I wasn't used to speaking in front of the class or a lot of people. Throughout 9TH grade I have been improving my public speaking skills because of the conch activity in digital literacy class and presentations in other classes. Also I wouldn't know what to do with my hands and that distracts the audience and other presenters if your not presenting alone. I learned how to keep my hands still and in one place when I am presenting. Also I learned while presenting that we have to make eye contact with the audience.

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  47. In the beginning of 9th grade my speaking skills were very limited and had little to no experience with speaking publicly in a classroom environment. The problems I had with speaking was that I became very nervous so I was unable to look at the audience and speak fluently. As a public speaker I have grown tremendously by becoming more relaxed and becoming less nervous when speaking. Also I have gained confidence which has allowed me to seem more professional and confident in my work. With having the conch activity in our Digital Literacy class I have been able to gain advice and observe from others what things should and should not be done. A way I applied the public speaking skills I have gained was with my Physical Education obesity presentation. This was the first time I applied my skills and I could tell that I have a great amount of growth in my speaking skills. Although I am not an amazing presenter I do believe that the conch activity has helped me become a better public speaker.

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  48. At the beginning of my ninth grade year , I would be really nervous and shy to speak in front of big crowds or even my class room. I may have know almost everyone in the class because I have been with them through out middle school. But yet I was still scared to mess up or make a fool out of myself. Through out the year I improved in my public speaking. What really helped was all the projected we did that made us go up in front of the class and speak about it. Before I use to use " ummm " and " Sooo " a lot but now I can talk fluently and without using umm or soo . Practice does best and would kill your fear of speaking in front of people . Practice in front of a mirror or to your family and friends.that will not be laughing or making a joke out of your speaking

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  49. At the beginning of ninth grade i was never able to even talk to people i didn't know without feeling nervous. I would stutter and use multiple fillers i would also apologize if i messed up like if they knew i had done something wrong. I was always so embarrassed to speak in front of a class it felt as if everyone was judging me- which in a way i suppose they were. Through out the year how ever i began not feeling so anxious about speaking in front of everyone. I practiced for the conch activities and felt like i actually could talk without having my voice shake. It was incredible! i still can't believe that i now feel comfortable speaking in front of my peers about a project i had worked on or an idea i had. Overall, i think I've become a somewhat decent public speaker and i know that i'll continue to improve my public speaking skills as i continue high school.

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  50. My public speaking skills in the beginning of 9th grade was really bad. I would studder a lot and look down. TO me I think i grew in my speaking skill because I would speak to every one with out looking down or studering but I still get nervous at times but I have improved in my speaking skills. One tip that my teacher gave me was to pretend that you are some one that is very confident. The thing that had helped me on my speaking skills was the project that I had to speak in front of my whole class. The thing that also helped my was the public speaking blog that we had to do for digital literacy and those are some things that had helped me in my speaking kills

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  51. When I started out 9th grade I was not the best speaker. I always had my hands in my pockets,never made eye contact, never talked loud enough, and never ended a presentation with thank you for your time. Then I had to practice my speaking skills. I was nervous when I had to do a presentation in front of Mr. Wozniak and Mr. Leandro. After that they told me that it was goods that I made eye contact, never put my hands in my pocket, good posture, and were pleased with my presentation. So I gained confidence after that and got used to giving speeches and presentations. So I improved a lot in the end.

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  52. In the beginning of ninth grade I would hate to stand in front of a class or an audience. Since time has past I feel that i have been more comfortable speaking in front of people. One thing that got me more comfortable was the conch activity. I would have liked it more if we would stand up so everyone would be able to see us. The activity helped me a lot because i read from my papers when I present, when I did the conch activity I practiced what to say so when it was my turn to speak I new what I was gonna say. What also helped me speak in front of a class was Chinese. In Chinese we take speaking tests. We have to stand up in class while everyone watches us. I believe that helped me a lot cause everyone was watching me.

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  53. Since we have started public speaking in the beginning of the year I have felt really embarrassed speaking in front of an audience. I felt really nervous and my hands started shaking and I could not make them stop. I would know what I would say, but when came to speaking to the audience I stuttered a lot saying things like um, yeah, so, etc. Practicing in Digital Literacy has made me grown and has made me take out my fears on speaking out loud. Not only on this class, but also on other classes I have practiced public speaking. Like the saying says practice makes perfect. Our school does that and I have the opportunity to practice right now, so when I get older I would be a successful public speaker. Now, I feel more confident on myself and I don’t stutter that much as I used to. I could memorize what I am saying and sometimes say it thoroughly with no mistakes when doing the conch activity or other presentations too.

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  54. At the beginning of 9th grade I had a better idea of how to public speak from my old middle school. I wasn’t really good at it, but I knew what I needed to perfect in order to be a better public speaker. I was not good at eye contact because I would get nervous, aside from that I wouldn’t speak up and my voice sounded really soft. I feel like doing presentations these year have really helped me become a better public speaker. For example, my PE presentation helped me at the very beginning because I was able to practice my speaking skills. For PE I had to present twice, this meant that any mistakes I made in the first presentation, I was able to perfect in the second presentation. Another presentation that helped me was the Odyssey presentation because I was able to practice my speaking skills. Lastly, I feel like the conch activity really helped me as well because we did it a few times and each time it would get more complicated.

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  55. I have grown in my public speaking skills because I can now speak in front of the class without being as shy or nervous as I was in the beginning of the school year. I started to speak more clearly and I didn't sway (which distracts the audience). I think the conch activity has helped me grown in my speaking skill since we had to speak and everyone would pay attention to you and it would give a somewhat atmosphere as talking in front of a big crowd of people. And it was good how in the beginning you said that if we messed up was good because it would make us better. I also liked the assignment in which you gave us suggestions in how to speak better and formally. Some of the suggestions you gave us was to speak clearly, make eye contact with the audience so they would pay better attention, don’t say: umm, I guess, so yea, or I think.

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  56. Starting off my Freshman Year at VISA, I was the student who would not answer or ask questions, why??? I did not like to speak in front of an audience because I was not confident with my public speaking and the way I presented or approached myself to an audience. After I have done many conch activities in my Digital Literacy Class I have grown in becoming a Professional Public Speaker. My confidence has changed and i am not scared and afraid to talk to my peers, if I can keep practicing talking in front of an audience I can improve my eye contact, body language, good posture, and having a clear presentation. I will continue to improve my public speaking and build up my confidence to not get anxious and nervous when I have to give a presentation. I have grown in my ability to speak and write by doing something so simple and non-challenging.

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  57. At the start of ninth grade, I was a very timid speaker that had trouble speaking in front of others, whatever the occasion. From presentations to even speaking to my well known friends. I was scared that I would say something wrong and be embarrassed by what I say. I didn’t have confidence in me to speak in front of others. I would have an arduous time speaking, I would even stutter. But now, I have enough confidence in myself to speak in front of my friends, due to the Conch Activities. It broke my shell of shyness and brought out my brave side. At first, I would speak with my eyes on the paper, reading word for word. Then I forced myself to not read the paper and read with memory. So that worked out, but still stuttered a bit. Then the other Conch Activity, I was able to speak without any trouble, which gave me a huge boost of confidence. For the English Odyssey Presentation, I had a bit of trouble speaking because I was trying hard not to read my note card; I still read it, but also memorized some of the stuff I was going to say and was successful. I now feel as a more confident speaker than ever before.

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  58. I had pretty fair speaking skills but not as good as I wanted it to be since I had to give a speech for my 8th grade graduation but i kept on messing up and mumble and get really nervous that I saw two different papers when I really had one. I have grown as a public speaker since 9th grade by mumbling less and smile a lot and not getting nervous. The conch activities were really helpful because I wanted my speaking abilities to get stronger and well it did thanks to this class.

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  59. At the beginning of 9th grade I was the worst public speaker ever, I would be constantly laughing and I wouldn't even look at the audience. Since then I have become a better public speaker I don't laugh anymore but I do get really red as i still get nervous when a group of people stare at me, I also now do eye contact with my audience when speaking. The conch activity has helped me gradually when getting in front of a group and speaking without being as nervous or laughing.



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  60. At the beginning of 9th grade my speaking skills were just terrible. I used to mumble through any presentation look at my feet the whole time and sway sideways like a boat which actually did get people a little sea sick. But that changed because of all the assignments that had us give a presentation in front of our classes. So this gave me two options fail all the presentation and fail each class. Or suck it up and get over my fears and do The best in every presentation I did. And at first it wasn't working as good as I expected but as I completed more and more presentations I gained some confidence along the way and started to do better and better. So now it being the end of the year I can say without a doubt in my mind that I am way better at doing presentation then I was doing at the beginning of the year. All that I did wrong is now gone and I improved on the things I did well on before.

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  61. Since the beginning of ninth grade I have grown as a public speaker and on my presenting skills. At the beginning of 9th grade I was really scared to go up if front of the class and talk. I’m not going to say I’m not anymore but I have gotten some confidence in going up and talking to the whole class. At the begging of ninth grade I would go up in front of the class looked down and just move left to right before I would start speaking. Every time I would take I think I would say about 2 words and then add “Umm” after. Now I can say a couple of sentences without saying “umm” in between them. I would also never give eye contact while talking to a class or presenting but now I have started to get a habit of looking at the screen and looking at the audience as well. I can’t say I have made a great difference in my ninth grade year but if I keep on making improvements’ on my sophomore and junior year , I hope in my senior year I will be great at my speaking skills.

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  62. My speaking skills at the beginning of 9th grade were horrible. I hated the fact that I had to present in front of the whole class. Before presenting I would always get butterflies in my tummy and my hands would always start sweating. I was always afraid of presenting because I didn't want to make a fool out of myself and I didn't want my classmates to talk about me. The thing I mostly disliked it when some of the students would be ruse and do disrespectful things up there and make me feel embarrassed. The conch activity helped me a little. It helped me get more confident with my speaking in front of my classmates and just more comfortable around others and myself. The project the helped me the most was the Odyssey Project. We had to present in front of the class with our group and in front of our teacher. I told myself that I had to do a good job because it was worth a lot of pints and it would affect my grade severely. So I told myself that I had to try to avoid using some words. For example: "umm", "soo", "uhh", and "like" would bring our grade down because it is not professional to use those types of words during a presentation.

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  63. In the beginning of 9th grade, my public speaking skills were okay but I knew that I could improve them. After I have done the conch activities, my public speaking skills have improved gradually. I do not stutter as much and I have more eye contact. I know I sound more confident when I am speaking because I speak louder and am no longer timid and shy.

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  64. I believe I have grown in speaking in front of a group of people. Its completely different than talking with a group of friends you don't always have to be careful and watchful with your movements and choice of words. In 9th grade we had many different assignments having to do with speaking in front of an audience. WE talked about different ways of good speaking. I would constantly loose my train of thought once I was put to speak in front of the class. Honestly for me the conch activity doesn't help for me. I don't see a chance , what helped me make my change in zoning out was something different. To me acting out as characters in front of my class is less nerve aching, I enjoy it when others go up and its not just me it gives me encouragement. In my English class for a project while learning about Odysseus we all picked a god or goddess name from a hat. We did research on their past and personality. Each student went up in front of the class did a small speech about their character and sat back down. I loved this assignment after words I felt like I would be alright if we had to repeat the assignment. Which did help me with speech and not pausing while talking.

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  65. My public skills in the start of 9th grade were low, i wasn't confident, i was shy, and embarrassed of something i would say. I struggled i still do but not as much. I still need a little more time to grow with speaking in front of an audience. I have grown as a public speaker because of the conch activities,and presentations. Starting with a little group, i know that will make my speaking skills better. Our conch activity helps because you practice one easy thing over and over until you get it and its easier for you because you don't need to say a big paragraph or stand up. Your speaking in front of people you know, and practice makes perfect.

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  66. I have grown in my public speaking skills because before I would get really nervous to speak in front of my class. When I get nervous I start to get all shaky and say dumb things. I felt like I would make a complete fool of myself. But now I have controlled that and now my fear of talking in front of people isn't as scary as before. Now I am very confident in myself and I have that potential to speak in front of others now which is great! The conch activity has helped me alot because even If I make a mistake I know I can go back and fix it because no ones perfect. The conch activity its practice for the future (like university) and present like its nothing and having that potential to present a great power point. This activity also helped me to present with professional vocabulary and not use simple words, also my sentences are more clearer.

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  67. In the beginning of ninth grade my public speaking skills were utterly horrible. I would stutter and fidget around worse than a fish out of water. I didn't have any experience in speaking out loud and didn't know the first step in being clear and productive. So throughout the year I did presentations and activities that little by little prepared me for speaking in front of an audience. For example, the conch activities in Digital Literacy helped me talk to my classmates confidently and with assertion. They also boosted me up in my fidgeting and vocabulary by rehearsing what I was going to say and giving me a small but helpful experience that can help me in the future. So between what I've learned I can insert this advice and ideas into my speeches later on. So know I believe that with a little more practice I will eventually to deliver a speech effectively and have the people around me understand my point and not fall asleep.

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  68. At the beginning of 9th I knew how to public speak a little but I was still a little shy to go in front of a crowd. I knew what I need to have for a presentation and what included so you could have a good grade for it. I have grown a lot because I'm not that shy no more like I use to in 8th grade and the beginning of 9th grade. I also grown a lot because I don't play around with my hands and laugh with the people we are presenting with. I learned how to be serious and have fun while presenting. The conch activity just helped me a little because were not actually presenting in the front of the classroom it's just sitting down in a circle and sharing our ides. The class that helped me a lot in presenting was for English because We actually present like 5 times a semester so I learned a lot from that experience. I improve so much as a public speaker since middle school.

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  69. At the beginning of freshmen year I was pretty comfortable with speaking in front of a crowd and didn’t have a problem with public speaking. I got more and more skilled with it though during this school year. At the beginning I was just learning from speaking and public and looking at other people speak publicly. After the first semester ended I had decided to take a college class at Mission College. The college class I took was speech 101 which taught me all about how to speak, stand, and act when in front of a crowd. After taking that class I was even more comfortable to speak in front of others. Not only did they teach me how to speak but how to speak professionally in front of people. In conclusion, my freshmen year here at Vaughn has helped or influenced me to become a better public speaker and how to be confident when in front of a crowd.

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  70. Since the beginning of the 9th grade I have grown a lot as a public speaker. At the beginning of 9th grade I used to be scared to go up and speak in front of the class. I didn't feel very good about my speaking skills at the beginning of 9th grade, but now I feel very good about my speaking skills. Now at the end of 9th grade I am still a little scared but, I am now more comfortable going up and speaking in front of the class. All of the conch activities that Ms.Espinoza would make us do really helped me a lot. They helped me overcome my fear and shyness of speaking in front of the class. The activities that we did here in Digital Literacy also helped me a lot in my other classes such as Chinese, English, and Science. In conclusion I think that all the activities we did in Digital Literacy were a huge help.

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  71. In the beginning of 9th grade, my public speaking skills were really weak and I was very shy when speaking in front of a big crowd and I was very intimidated by people when talking. I would turn really red and I would studder when talking.I have grown as a a public speaker since the start of 9th grade because I have learned as a speaker to speak loud and clear and not to slouch. I have learned to be better at talking and not to be shy. I've grown as a speaker because I am more open. The conch activity helped me the most, I got used to the idea of people looking at me and got used to the fact that I was going to present. The presentation that I was the most nervous about this year was the presentation for the odyssey in English class. But with practice I was prepared.

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  72. Thanks to my digital literacy class i have grown in my ability to speak publicly. In the beginning of my freshman year I was not good at all in speaking publicly. In my first presentation I presented i was so bad. But I was not worried because it was my first one and there was going to be many more. Then on I was getting better and better in my public speaking. I feel I still need help because I'm not the best presenter in the whole school and the more presentations I do the better i will eventually get. I've noticed that when i present I cross my arms and or I don't look at my audience. In these next 3 years of high school I hope to get better at my challenges.

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  73. At the begging of my freshman year I was kind of shy about speaking in public because I was the new student and I didn’t know many people in this school. After a while I started to meet people in V.I.S.A. and felt more comfortable speaking in public. Ever since we started doing the conch activity I started making improvements like speaking louder, making eye contact, and trying not to look at my paper while I was talking. The conch activity was really in handy when we had to do the presentation for the Odyssey theme project. I still remember going online and using forbes try and find useful tips to use during the presentation. We also had to do a mini presentation for Chinese by saying our name, age, family and pets. The last presentation for Chinese would be our finial which is all the materials we learned the whole year into one presentation.

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  74. During the beginning of 9th grade I was not as good on my public speaking as I wanted to. I would get nervous and star somewhere I wasn’t support to. I would try to speak fast so I won’t have to speak for so long. When Mrs. Espinoza told us we were going to do a conch activity I was kind of scare to speak in front of the class. After we would do many of the activities I got used to them and didn't panic after a while. I have learned to not just stare at one person I would slow down now and use had gestures to not concentrate completely on me and I would look around and not only concentrate on the object that gets passed around. I would put the object on the side and not concentrate on it to distract me. I know speak loud and look at people not like before when I would speak in a small tone.

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  75. At the start of ninth grade my public speaking skills weren't so good because I was knew to the high school life here at Vaughn and I really didn't know anybody since I didn't come from M.I.T. I think I have grown since the start of ninth grade because we had multiple presentations in various classes. Some examples would be in my PE class I had to go to the middle school and present a project and I also had present in front of Mr. Leandro and Mr. Wozniak. There have been many presentations throughout 9th grade and overall I think I have grown in my public speaking skills since now I'm not as shy like I was at the beginning. The conch activity that we have in here has helped me more. Also since I got to know more people now I feel more comfortable talking in public because I not talking to complete strangers.

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  76. In the beginning of my 9th grade year my speaking skills weren't the best. I would stutter, forget what I was trying to say and play with my hands a lot. I do think that I have improved much with my speaking but I think the only reason for that is because this whole school year I haven't had to ever give a actual presentation only speak a few sentences in front of the class once or twice. But the conch activity is what I think has helped me a bit because it has taught me how to memorize whatever it is that I had to say and also helped me with making eye contact with the audience that I am speaking too. Even if I didn't improved a lot this year, as long as I improved some because of this class is what I think really matters but if I keep using the skill this class has taught me I'm sure I will because a pro at speaking in front of people in no time.

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  77. Well, since the beginning of 9th grade I feel that I use to be really, like really bad at presenting. I think I have been improving a lot because I use to be shy and I would not even present I would just start laughing or I wouldn't even talk. Although, I have improved from all that and I stand proud to say that I don't do that anymore. But I still need improvements in many areas like in speaking because when I get in front of all the students I freeze and then I start to get really nervous. I think that I can do better and I think with the help of doing the conch activity I will continue to grow in that skill, so I need to keep practicing. Then I think I would do really good!

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  78. My public speaking skills at the beginning of my 9th grade year were really poor. I wasn't sure about how to deliver a good presentation. I used to get really nervous and forget about everything that I was planning to say because i was always really nervous. It was already in my mind that i was going to do bad in the presentation. For instance, i had many bad grades when i had to do a presentation or when i had to deliver something to my class because the simply by thinking that i had to speak in public frustrated me. After seeing that my grade was dropping due to my bad presentation, i started to think that i had to do something about it. I tried to memorize everything that i was going to say during my presentation and this strategy had positive results since i started to have good grades. Also i started to look to my audience, speak loud and clear, and had a good posture. The couch activity helped me to have more confidence when speaking, i started to feel that public speaking was normal and little by little I've been getting less care when doing a presentation. Now, im able to deliver a good presentation but at the same time I also know that I need to learn more but I also know that by practicing constantly will get me closer to my goal.

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  79. I think that since the beginning of 9th grade I have grown in my speaking skills. When I first started this school year I was petrified by the thought of speaking in public. My skills in the beginning of 9th grade were way more worse than they are now. I was not able to speak loud and clear and I would use filler words. I have grown because I feel that I am a lot less shy now and I'm not that scared when I speak in public. Of course I still need may more work but I feel that I have bettered my speaking skills. I think that some things that have made a better speaker are the conch activities that we have done in our Digital Literacy class. This has helped me because even though we practice speaking to a little bit of people it still really helps.

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  80. In the beginning of my 9th grade year, my speaking skills were very bad. Beginning 9th grade I could not go in front of a crowd of people to talk or present, without swaying from side to side, and staring at my presentation or piece of paper the entire time. I have grown tremendously in my speaking skills since the beginning of freshman year, by not moving from side to side the entire presentation, and rehearsing what I'm going to say instead of just reading it directly off of my presentation or paper. I think that the conch activity has helped me grown in my speaking skills, by getting me more used to the feeling of talking to an audience and not just one person, as well as helping me get more comfortable with presenting. All the presenting we have one this year from, the Greek mythology project, to the Odyssey Theme Project, to the conch activity, all of these different presentations have helped me grow in my speaking skills because it was part of our grade and it would affect you if you moved from side to side and just read off your presentation. I know speak with a greater volume and talk to the audience instead of reading my paper.

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  81. Commencing my freshman year, I entered with the inability to speak to a crowd. This hampered me immensely. I had to give presentations and I didn’t know how to effectively give a presentation. In Digital Literacy we started doing conch activities. These conch activities helped so much. I began to become comfortable with speaking in public. In English class we started giving more presentations. It was helpful and it taught me a lot about speaking in public. It helped me put in to practice what I learned in Digital Literacy. Now I can easily and effectively give a presentation. Just the other day at open house I was congratulated for being able to give a presentation that was well planned and very effective. It has been so much easier now that I actually learned how to speak in public because I have to use this skill later in the future.

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  82. In the beginning of 9th grade, my public speaking skills weren't good at all. I was able to stand in front of an audience, but when I had to speak in front of them, I got really nervous. I was afraid that if I said something wrong, everything was going to go horrible. But with the conch activities my speaking skills improved. I was able to speak and not mumble my words. Now I can look at my audience one in a while when I'm speaking. Before, I couldn't look at my audience at all because I would get really scared and would rather do anything else other than present or speak. In the conch activities I would actually feel like I spoke fluently and calm. Usually I would talk really fast and I couldn't understand what I was saying. I just wanted it to be over. Now I feel very confident presenting in front of an audience.

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  83. In the beginning of Freshman Year, my speaking skills were very weak and poor. I was always swaying and moving while presenting or speaking in front of a group. I have grown since the beginning of Freshman Year till now because I don't move as much and I know that there are still a couple of things that I need to fix. The things/projects that have helped me with my speaking skills were the conch activities, the Odyssey project and the Obesity project. I feel like I have practiced my skills enough to show growth from the beginning.

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  84. In the beginning of 9th grade I didn't expect to do a lot of presentations in fact I wasn't introduce to being able to speak effectively and present in a professional manner. I didn't know the skills I didn't know anything. My speaking skills were poorly bad. Now I am proud to say that I have grown my speaking skills through out 9th grade. I used to stutter a lot, play with my hands, look around the room, and forget what I was supposed to say. It was horrible, now it’s all different I've learned that in a good presentation there is no such things as “um” or “like” instead pause for a second. I will admit that I still do get nervous and there might be a couple of stuttering but it isn't as bad as before. I am not a professional yet but I am trying to get there. In my orchestra class our benchmark was based on performing a song in front of an audience. Imagine that, playing while trying to give a good presentation and the worst part was that it was as an individual, but that helped me to gain confidence within my self. The conch activity was another helpful activity. I liked how Mrs. Espinoza told the class our mistakes, with that said it allowed us to fix our mistakes for a future presentation. I still have a lot to learn but I am sure I will gain those skills in no time.

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  85. In the beginning of my freshman year I was new to doing big presentations, to be honest I presented like a frightened little girl which obviously isn’t a good thing. Since the beginning of 9th ninth grade I’ve not only become less shy but I’ve also improved my skills by 100% in presenting. Sure, sometimes I may get a little nervous but I just remind myself that I should be proud of what I am presenting or else I wouldn’t be here and for that I thank all my teachers and peers for helping me conquer my fear of presenting. The conch activity has improved my presenting skills by making better eye contact and correcting myself properly when I make a slight or big mistake. In other classes we had major projects we had to present, for example in P.E. we had to present our obesity project and that really helped me overcome my shyness in front of people I didn’t know.

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  86. My public speaking skills was like at the start of 9th grade was like I always turn red when everybody looks at me. I would get shy in front of the class all the time it was not funny. I have grown as a public speaker I would not get shy or turn red in front of the class. I have overgrown it because of Ms.Schonert for helping me with overgrown the shyness. I’m still a shy be after a little wild I would overcome the shyness and start to speak in front of the whole class. Public speaking is a difficult task because not everybody is use to public speaking some are but are not. I can prepare better for public speaking is to read more in front of the class or practices in front of my family or friends. The conch activity helped a little because I was getting use to public speaking now and I can speak without turning red or getting shy. I will grown more for my time in VISA.

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  87. I think that i have grown immensely as a public speaker since the beginning of my freshman year. I was always a very shy person and I am not used to talking in front of other people rather than my family, but even then I kind of get nervous. This school has helped me a lot because this school assigns projects and homework that provide you to present them in front of the class or in front a different group like a class in the middle school. For Example, not so long ago we were given an assignment. We were supposed to give people tips on how to become obese later on in life and the dangers in not eating healthy. we presented that project to class in the middle school. That project has prepared me a lot because it tested my skills that I have learned in the first semester.

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  88. At the start of 9th grade, my public speaking skills weren't so good. I would avoid looking at people by reading off my presentation or flashcard so I wouldn't get more nervous about others staring at me. If I would look at my audience it would usually be at one person or the teacher. Since the start of 9th grade, I've grown as a public speaker by giving more presentations for my classes and other audiences. I have improved my speaking by actually remembering what I have to say and looking more at the audience. The conch activities have really helped me with this because when we are all sitting down in a circle, it doesn't feel like you are presenting. It just feels like you are talking to people. Another assignment that has helped me is Student Advisory Council. In a way it is like the conch activity but slightly different. We have to talk in front of peers, students from other grades and Mr. Wozniak. For me, it's the same kind of feeling when we do the conch at the forum.

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  89. In the beginning of my 9th grade year, my speaking Was very bad. When Ever i gotten chosen to go up on stage , i got all nervous and sutured a lot . Ever since , we all gathered up and had conch activity's with whole group , i was willing to become more comfortable with the Audiences . I find it way more helpful sorta like practice for me because i got threw being nervous and being myself to the audiences. But now i can easily go up their and give out a speech with out being nervous . It was nice knowing my public speaking has increased and has gotten better at it . And sometimes i read stuff out of my paper , but its easier for me to give effective speaking . And now i feel less shy ,and more comfortable getting up their and giving it my best .

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  90. In the beginning of my freshman year in highschool my speaking skills weren’t the best. When I present, I start to get nervous. I would look at the board, stutter, forget what I would say, and talk really quiet. Even in front of the people I know, most people get nervous when they don’t know anybody. But when I heard we were going to start doing the conch activity during digital literacy, I kind of got nervous because we could not use our paper in front of us. We had to memorize it, speak loudly and clearly, and lastly to look at the audience. I have grown as a public speaker since the start of ninth grade. With the help of Ms. Espinoza, if she hasn't made us done the conch activity, then none of us would have improve. I think all of ninth grade improve our eye contact skills, speaking skills, and correctly.

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  91. My public speaking skills at the beginning of 9th grade were bad because I was shy to talk to the people i didn't talk to to. After first semester in 9th grade with all the projects we had to present I became more comfortable speaking to the public. Now with all the projects, presentations, and conch activities we did in Ms. Espinoza I feel a lot more comfortable speaking in front of the public especially with people who don't know me. I like to talk with people who don't know me because its they don't know that am timid or shy.

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  92. Starting freshman year, I didn't really know how to speak to a crowd. This put me behind. I had presentations to give and I didn't know how to give a presentation. In Digital Literacy we started doing conch activities. Conch activities were meant to help us with talking in public. These conch activities helped so much. I started to be more comfortable with speaking in public. In English class we started speaking in front of an audience. It was helpful for speaking in public. It helped me practice what I learned in Digital Literacy. Now I can give a presentation. Like for the Odyssey project. I gave a presentation so much easier.

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  93. My public speaking skills have improved a lot since the beginning of ninth grade to now. They have improved because of the fact that I don’t stutter a lot anymore as much as I use too. They improved because I don’t have to use a card as much now like in 5th grade or the rest of middle school. Another way they improved was how I sweated during some of them and get nervous a lot. My speaking skills will improve more over the years I’m sure of that because I will force it or I will keep on trying to improve them. They will improve if I ever want a job were it involves talking a lot.

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  94. Public speaking has never been my best friend. I remember being in eighth grade and hearing that in VISA all they do is do presentations and do a lot of public speaking. The first time I had to get up in front of an audience in my freshman year was when we had to present our Obesity project in my PE class. I had absolutely no eye contact with anyone and I stuttered a lot because I knew that everyone was just staring at me. As the year went by I was more relaxed and told myself that it would all be over soon just to get away from the situation. Because of the conch activity it has definitely helped me when it comes to speaking in front of people. It’s funny because all of us are very different and sometimes we have no trouble being load and crazy outside the classroom doors and when it comes to all the attention on you, we all choke. Now I’m able to use a lot of hand gestures and make eye contact without choking on my words.

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  95. At the beginning of 9th grade I did not want to talk in front of people. If I had to for a grade I probably would make myself do it, but other than that I was very shy because I didn’t know the teachers and some of the students. I wasn’t comfortable. Now that I know everyone and I know how the teachers are, I feel comfortable talking in front of my class. If I were to talk in front of other grades I would still be very shy. I guess it’s just whether you’re comfortable in front of the crowd.
    I think my public speaking skills have improved a lot since the beginning. I still have trouble making eye contact with everyone in the class instead of just the teacher. But I have improved a lot since the beginning of ninth grade. The conch activities have really helped me out. Because I’m not the only one doing it and I can learn from my mistakes and from other peoples mistakes, I especially like how Ms. Espinoza goes first every time and gives us an example of how we should present ourselves. Other things that have helped me with my public speaking skills are the projects and presentations that we’ve done in front of our other class mates.

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  96. I have never been good at public speaking. Every time they would tell me I had to present in class I would get nervous because I hate getting all the attention. I didn’t even bother to make eye contact with my audience because that would make me more nervous and I would just stare at my paper. But as the time passed by I had projects that involved me to go up and present in front of everyone. I was feeling less nervous when I would go up. I never realized that I would either play with my hands or even move my leg. When I would speak I wasn’t loud enough for everyone to hear me. Why? , because I didn’t know if what I was saying was correct. Now that I have to speak in front of everyone in my class I’m more confident and I make eye contact with everyone and I also don’t play with my hands and speak really loud.

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  97. My public speaking skills at the start of my freshman year were not so good. I was always too shy to go up to a class and present. I would always be shaking from nervousness, my shyness made me not be able to sign up for classes or try anything new, I would always stick to my comfort zone, which at times it is not so good. I think from all the presentations I have done in certain classes make me feel more comfortable to present. The conch activity was an excellent way to help me over come my shyness in speaking to a crowd publicly. I feel as if I am more comfortable in presenting with a group in front of a class than by myself, but that is why practice makes perfect. Another class activity that has helped me with my shyness would be my orchestra class because on our benchmarks we have to perform our piece for the whole class and it's quite intimidating of the fear of messing up your piece and sounded horribly while playing, but from all the times we've performed it has helped me gain more confidence instead of loosing it.

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  98. Public speaking has never been the best of me. I remember that at the beginning of 9th grade my advisory teacher made all of us say our name out loud and say something we really liked to do. When it was time for me to speak I was really nervous and I remember as I spoke I was just shaking and trying to speak faster. I was really nervous and more because I didn’t know anyone at his school. After I finish I was able to breathe in relief. The time past and I had projects that involved me presenting in from of the whole class and me speaking out loud. As more projects pass and had to present more in public I wasn’t as nervous anymore. Yes, I have to admit I would start to quiver a little but I would just try to relax and be confident through my whole presentation. I actually have grown a lot through the start of 9th grade because now I get less nervous and I’m always confident in what I’m doing. I think that the conch activity has helped me out as being a better public speaker because I was able to talk a little bit in front of 30 people but I know that I could present a bigger presentation to the same amount of people.

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  99. Since the start of ninth grade I have grown as a public speaker immensely. This is because I have had a lot of practice presenting here at Vaughn. Before when I would present I had no eye contact with anybody and I had very bad posture. I would also shake and fidget a lot. But know since I have had the opportunity to present in my classes like my Odyssey presentation I have learned to speak loudly and be engaging and have eye contact so that I build up credibility. Some other classes that have helped me are this one and my General Science class. In my Science class I had to give a presentation on an article that I read I had to present all the facts that I learned. This class has also helped me a lot because of the conch activity were I have to present a word to the whole class. But now I am more confident in my presentation skills.

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  100. When I started out as a Freshman, I thought I would have the less help than middle school. As we went through these years, I've been more confident that I can pass 9th grade. At first I haven't been confident. Like in Algebra, when I thought I had no hope, I knew that I could make a difference and start doing better and actually doing assignments. The day it was color wars, we went to 3rd period and watched a math movie which has inspired many schools and people,"Stand and Deliver". It has touch many students' hearts. And surely touched mine. It was about how high school students didn't care about school and were in a 7th grade math level. One man believed he could change their lives, and he did. When I saw that those kids spent their time doing homework at their home desk, I figured that that was really important and fun. So I did the same. This is my main example to use when those kinds of questions come to me.

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  101. At the start of 9th grade my public speaking skills were not bad but they also weren’t the best. In the middle school where I came from we had to do a lot of public speaking so I wasn’t really shy in terms of speaking out loud. I wasn’t the best but I was alright just that maybe sometimes I would run out of things to say but never get nervous. I have grown as a public speaker since the start of 9th grade because I have learned how to keep my presentation or whatever I am talking about going. I have learned that speaking in front of people is very important and will help you a lot and I have learned the skill to be more connected to the crowd and not make the presentation so boring. For example an activity that has helped me a little is the conch activity. The conch activity has helped me a little because we have to speak in front of our peers and some people are afraid to do that and this activity helps them to be more confident about how they speak and make them stop being so afraid. IT has helped me because I can practice in memorizing what I am going to say because sometimes I stutter and that’s really bad and this activity has helped me to improve on that because we are supposed to memorize a few lines and then speak and that’s why all this is important for public speaking.

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  102. At the beginning of my freshman year, I had bad public speaking skills. When it came to speaking in public, I would get really nervous. Not because I didn't know what to say or I didn't know what I was doing but because I was scared that I would mess up and the audience would notice that. I guess I cared to much what people thought.
    I have grown a lot in my public speaking skills since the beginning of 9th grade. I can't say I can go in front of a large audience and be comfortable but what I can say is that I am more confident than I was before.
    The conch activity has helped me gain confidence and become a bit more comfortable in my public speaking skills. It has prepared me but I don't know if it helped me a lot because I got used to presenting in front of the same people so when it comes to presenting to a different audience, I think I might get more nervous again.

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  103. At the start of ninth grade my public speaking skills were dreadful, in front of people I would freeze up, say "Uh." a lot, and do a lot of weird things that I didn't notice I was doing. I would completely forget what I was going to discuss. The conch activity, and projects that required you to speak in front of class have helped me improve drastically in my public speaking skills. The Odyssey presentation all of ninth grade had to do, had a huge part in my public skills getting better. I practiced during English class, when I got out, and even in Digital Literacy. I practiced speaking clear enough and not rushing through my words just to be done and over with the presentation. Other things I practiced on were keeping my thoughts organized while standing in front of a crowd. I also practiced keeping eye contact with my audience. The conch activity in Digital Literacy is the activity that has helped me most speak efficiently in front of a class. Mrs. Espinoza had requirements during the conch activity, things such as eye contact, and speaking clearly. One of the conch activities I remember doing was about a vocabulary word that we got assigned. I really did not have eye contact with my class,I didn't speak loud enough for the class or the teacher to hear me. One of the last conch activities I remember was about a character from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet play. We had to pick a character and give traits for the character. I chose Romeo. I talked about how he is loyal, and sensitive. I did really wells speaking compared to the last conch activity. I spoke loud enough, I made eye contact with the whole class, and I even spoke without looking and staring at my notes. In conclusion, I have grown a lot in my public speaking skills, I am more confident that I can speak in front of my classes, and with more practice hopefully the whole school without having the trouble that most people have speaking publicly.

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  104. In the begin of the ninth grade year I was always hated to get up in front of the class. But now I really don’t mind cause of the practice. My skills were bad because I don’t like begin in front of a class. But know that I had a lot of practices like doing presentations in front of the classroom. Then have the conch activities in digital literacy class. But I conch activities I think as really helped me become a go speaker in front of class. Then when Ms. Espinoza gives go advises about how were speaking and what we are doing wrong like saying like to much or saying um. That is also helpful to know because I wouldn't know that because I happen to get nervous in front of large group of people. So when I go up to speak I would know not to say and what to say.

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  105. When I started out as a freshman here at Vaughn my presentation skills were not good. I was very shy and didn't like speaking in front of people. Some of the things that helped me improve my presentation skills were reading the warm-up questions in biology, taking quizzes in Chinese in front of the class. Another activity that helped was the conch activity it helped me to get used to talking in-front of classmates and not looking away. My eye contact is a lot better i used to stare at projects and presentations just to avoid eye contact but now I feel more confident to look around and everyone. I also improved on avoiding to say terms like "Umm" and "Like" and instead just pausing and thinking about what I am going to say. Overall My presentation skills have grown in many different ways but I know that I can still improve and make them better.

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  106. at the start of 9th grade my public skills were not that horrible it was alright not the best.in the middle i came from there wasnt a lot of public speaking so i was still shy presenting my project and i got nervous and started sweating i didnt like that and sometimes when i was presenting i would like forget what to say and freak out.well i learned that speaking in front of people is very important and will help you improve a lot and learned the skill to be more connected to the crowd and not make the presentation so boring so people wont leave. The conch activity has helped me out because we have to speak in front of our peers and some people are afraid to do that and this activity helps them to be more confident about how they speak and make them stop being so afraid and go through it!!!!

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  107. When I started ninth grade my public speaking was not that great. As I been in this class my speaking skills have growth allot. Before I used to be shy of taking in front of people or even a group of people. Now I could do a presentation without being nervous. Also now I feel confident, not shy and having eye contact. Before I remember that I would never like to present or talk to teachers.

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  108. At the beginning of my 9th grade year i was a horrible public speaker because i would shudder and say um a lot and also i would not very confident in what I am going to say. So to fix that problem i would Prentice talking to others and making sure that it sounded correct. Also that I would try to practice saying what i meant and not say um to cover for what I had said wrong. But I feel that i have gotten better at public specking because i talk better and i have more confidence in what I am saying so that i look like I am a good speaker and that i have practiced. Finally I have grown because i no longer shudder, say um, and i an a confident person.

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  109. Though out my years in school I've always dislike presenting in front of the classroom. I always used to worry about being made fun of or making the wrong move during the presentation.In 8th grade I started to improve but i still had some problems to work out. When I entered High school I was prepared for any presentations, but the first did not go as well as I planned. We practiced more and more during the first semester, after that I improved a lot in my presenting skills, I have learned to stay calm and seem professional. So that is how my skills in presenting have improved thank you for listening.

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  110. My public speaking skills at the start of 9th grade was horrible; I couldn’t even think what to say next. I would be nervous because of my classmates starring at while I‘m speaking to everyone else. When I would speak in front I would start to stutter, my hands would be shaking, and my voice wouldn’t be that clearly and very loud. General science has made me more confident into public speaking because we had a project called into animal cell. We had to present it up in the front of the class, I felt good about it because I was comfortable with the people around me. Then when I came to my Digital Literacy class I wanted to go up first because I feel really good to go up and speak to my whole classmates. As the more to public speak the more I get better. I have improve of not getting nervous, to speak clearly, and taking my time to explain.

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  111. In the beginning of my freshman year I was terrified to speak in front of my classmates, peers, and just in general and to top it off my public speaking skills were terrible. For example, I would stutter a lot and I would speak very soft so it was difficult to hear. I had a trouble time making eye contact with the audience because I was so nervous and uncomfortable speaking in front of a crowd. I just wanted to look down at my paper the entire time and I could feel my face getting flushed because my nerves got the best of me. I tried my best to avoid these things but I guess I couldn’t help myself. Over the past year I feel I have gotten better in my presentation skills. For example, The Odyssey Project really helped because it was the very first project where we had to present and it was a major part of our grade and I didn’t want to fail just because my nerves got the best of me. In the beginning of my presentation I was so nervous but I just calmed myself and went through my presentation. Once I was finished I felt good because it wasn’t as hard as I made it seem. I think since it was a group project it took away the nerves and helped me concentrate on just the content and on the main points of presenting. Another example would be the couch activity we have in Digital Literacy. At first I hated talking in front of my classmates but after a while I got use to it. Speaking in front of people can be pretty terrifying but after a while it gets better and you become better at your speaking skills.

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  112. At the beginning of my freshman year I was okay with public speaking because I had had a lot of experience during middle school. Although my speaking skills weren't the best, I was still ahead of those who were afraid to speak in front of a crowd. In Digital Literacy we stared doing conch activities. These activities were meant to improve our speaking skills. I think that these conch activities help us more than we actually realize because we are losing the fear of speaking effectively in front of our peers. Other than Digital Literacy, I have had help on my public speaking skills in English class. In English we had a Greek Project that required us to dress up like a Greek God and describe them in front of the whole class. I felt like that had helped me because not only did I have to speak in front of a crowd but, I also had to wear a costume while presenting.

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  113. Before high school my public speaking skills where really bad, I couldn’t stand in front of people I would freeze and forget everything I was going to say. My public speaking skills have grown because since VISA has to prepare their students for anything that can come in college they focus on student being able to present presentations. The conch activities have helped me because I have to speak to the class and that will make me feel more confident. Another thing that has really helped me was the odyssey project because we had to do a presentation and present it to the class I felt more nervous because I was standing in front of the class. I had to make eye contact I think that looking at people makes me more nervous because I don’t like people looking at me why doing a presentation but this will help me because college has lots of people and why doing a presentation it will be more different.

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  114. At the beginning of my freshman year I was okay with public speaking because I have had a lot of experience during middle school. When I got here my speaking skills weren’t the best, but I was ahead of some students. At the beginning I was also afraid to talk in front of students and a big crowd because I’m shy and because I get nerves very easily. But I managed to control in, because in my classes we started getting projects and we had to present them in front of the class. Then in my Digital Literacy class we started to practice public speaking by having “Conch Activities”. These conch activities helped me out a little bit more because I was getting conferrable with talking to the class and I was getting over me being shy and nerves although being nerves is normal. Other than Digital Literacy, I have had more help on my speaking skills with a project in my English class which was the Greek project. For this project we had to dress up like a Greek god or goddess and present our god or goddess. Besides this I had more help in my other classes like Chinese, and General Science. I still get shy and nerves at times but sometimes I still manage to get over it with some help, but I’m getting there.

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  115. At the beginning of 9th grade my speaking skills weren't the best. I am a very shy girl and really don't like to talk in front of my whole class. I would do it if only I was force to do it and even then I went up there shaking because of how nervous I was. Then in my Digital Literacy we started to practice our public speaking through a "Conch Activities". These conch activities have gave me the practice to help with my public speaking and started to bring my nervous down just a little. With all my class I have be having to do more public speaking and these have really give me the courage to start being more comfortable in front a large group of people. In my English class we had to present we made about how strategy was used over time. I was really not nervous to go up and speak in front of my English class. Do to my practice in public speaking in Digital Literacy class I got an A in presentation. I have improved in my public speaking skills a lot and I am ready to do more presentation in the future.

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  116. In the beginning of the school year my speaking skills were really bad, because i would always be nervous when i was going to present a project or read aloud. Now that we started doing the conch activity it has really helped me a lot because i actually get to talk to the class and tell them what character i characterize as etc, every classmate is looking at you and i don't get as nervous i use to get before. These conch activities have made me really strong in my speaking skills since I'm really shy.

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  117. My public speaking skills at the start of 9th grade were really bad. I would say "um" a lot and mumble because I was nervous. The first time I had to get up in front of an audience in my freshman year was when we had to present our Obesity project in my PE class. I had absolutely no eye contact with anyone and I stuttered a lot because I knew that everyone was just staring at me. As the year went by I was more relaxed and told myself that it would all be over soon just to get away from the situation. Because of the conch activity it has definitely helped me when it comes to speaking in front of people.

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  118. My speaking skills in the begging were bad. I would sometimes stutter a word because i would get nervous and shy. My first project about presenting in class was bad because i was nervous. Know that i have experience about speaking i think i'm becoming better and better at it but it takes time.

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  119. As I been in this class my speaking skills have growth allot. Before I remember that I would never like to present or talk to teachers.When I started ninth grade my public speaking was not that great.Before I used to be shy of taking in front of people or even a group of people. Now I could do a presentation without being nervous. Also now I feel confident, not shy and having eye contact.

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