Seems really stupid but I'm 19 and I have no idea how to make proper conversation, that doesn't involve schoolwork. Most people seem nice enough to try and talk to me first. But the entire time I'm only worried about what I should say. Then it becomes awkward, like they expect me to say something and I just feel like avoiding them at that point. I've been thinking that if I avoid them more, they'll have a better impression of me instead of me letting them know I'm uninteresting or shy. So how do you make it work?