Tutor profile: Allison H.
I can't think of a good topic to write about. What can I do about this?
Writer's block is the term for when you can't think of a good subject to write about, and it is very common among students and professional writers. You can start by taking a break and coming back to the paper or essay later with a fresh perspective. If the prompt is pretty open-ended, you can try searching for topics online. You can also just start writing things, even if they don't make sense. You can always go back and edit or revise what you wrote.
What is the difference between a noun, verb, adverb, and adjective?
A noun is a person, place, or thing (examples: tree, dog, house, etc.). A verb is a word that shows an action (examples: running, walking, talking, etc.). An adverb describes a verb, or the action occurring (examples: quickly, softly, quietly). Adjectives are used to describe nouns (examples: happy, sad, pretty, etc.).
What is communication apprehension? How can speakers overcome communication apprehension?
Communication apprehension, otherwise known as a fear of public speaking (among other types of communication), is the broad-based fear or anxiety associated with either real or anticipated communication with another person or persons. The best way to overcome communication apprehension is by exposure. The best way to overcome your fear is to face it. Other techniques include substantial preparation, practice, and thoroughly knowing the subject you are speaking about.
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