“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”—Thomas Merton (via thatkindofwoman)
I feel like I’ve been giving a speech every week. Next week I will be giving my final one. I have one small one this Wednesday, but it’s pretty easy, so I’m not worried. The final one is a little tougher, though. Hopefully it doesn’t take me long to figure out what topic I want and to finish it.
I’m going to be so happy by the end of Wednesday next week. I’ll be able to concentrate much better in my other classes, especially chem., which is definitely much needed considering my quiz scores aren’t so good… which reminds me, I took a test in chem. today. I think I did okay, but I don’t want to jinx it. What’s worse than knowing you did bad on a test is when you think you did well, when in reality you did horribly. I don’t want that to happen to me!
Trying to decide if whether I should go to sleep since I’m preeetty tired, or watch Grey’s Anatomy… I’m hooked on that show, which is no good considering I already have tons of other shows to watch!
What to do, what to do…
Oh, and tomorrow I have to go to tutoring for my chem. class… I never go to tutoring…for anything, but my chem. professor is really hard/strict and she scares me and I have a test on Monday so I need to study.
Why can’t we be allowed to read our speeches as long as we don’t give off a monotone voice? This would make my life so much easier.
She wants us to give our speeches in a way where we don’t plan out exactly what were gonna say, just the main ideas of it so that when we speak it’ll sound natural. I’m sure that that’s great for other people, but I cant think clearly once I’m standing in front of the whole class. The last two speeches I ended up memorizing, which I know helped because I honestly don’t even remember when and what I was talking about, everything I memorized just came out of my mouth once I started talking and I guess it sounded natural since I got an A lol.
I’m tired of this memorization thing, though. I’ve planned what I want to say for my next speech, but it seems like a lot to memorize, and we’re only allowed to use notes to slightly glance at.
But I guess reading goes against giving speeches since you have to make eye contact and all that other good stuff. However, I know of other speech classes where they were allowed to read their speech. Oh well. I need to stop complaining and start memorizing this.