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date: 01 December 2023

10. p. 257Speakinglocked

10. p. 257Speakinglocked



This chapter examines speaking as a tool to test ideas, develop unformed thoughts, and engage in real-time thinking. Speaking-to-think is a tool to hone your ideas and thoughts, get feedback and critique from others, or bond with your group. Speaking at university provides a relatively safe environment to practice this tool so that you can speak confidently beyond university, for example in your professional life. When speaking, you should focus on aiming to improve thinking, not image, and use whatever words are available without letting fluency hold you back. You should also ensure that your volume, articulation, pace, phrasing, and engagement contribute to being heard and understood. Moreover, you should welcome feedback and critique as one of the main purposes of speaking. It is also important to explore ways to overcome obstacles such as lack of confidence, anxiety conditions, emotion, and lack of opportunity.

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