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Oh god, yesterday I had to read a paragraph out loud in class, and I felt so terrified. My heart was pounding against my chest, my hands were sweating, and when I started reading my voice sounded so shaky and my breathing was ragged. It was so fucking scary that I stopped reading all together until the teacher told me to keep going. So I read one more sentence then stopped again because I just couldn't keep going. Then the teacher told me to finish the paragraph. Even after I finished reading, when I called on someone else to read my voice still sounded shaky and weak. And I know, I know I shouldn't be afraid. I mean, I'm just going to be reading for a few seconds, right? I've told myself that nobody even cares how I read and that its just a paragraph. It's kind of like, my mind is calm but my body starts reacting in a way that screams "you're nervous!" Can anybody give me some advice?

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  • I was just like you when I was younger, always careful about making mistakes while reading, that though made it even worse but at some point I realized that no one was really paying attention to me and that made me feel very relax.

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