I just realised that my creative writing seminar professor is my supervisor. This is a pretty small class (only 11 students), and we are pretty much required to speak and comment on each other's writing and be rather vocal in class. It's very important that I do well in this particular course, but already I'm getting the "dissaproving" vibe from the teacher. I choke up when it comes time to speak and get self-conscious. I'm usually pretty coherent and can talk my ass off in class, but in this guy's presence I feel like a complete dunce. What's more, the guy comes across as a control freak. He seems to feel the need to completely dominate the discussion instead of guiding it along, which makes things all the more intimidating. How do I survive the semester?