Revision tip: Reading your work out loud

Posted on February 6, 2013. Filed under: IRLA Class | Tags: , , |

A good strategy for revising your work is to read it out loud.  When you read your work out loud, you sometimes catch  small mistakes that you would miss reading it silently.  You hear what readers will hear when they read your words.

You can try reading one paragraph at a time or reading the paragraphs out of order to really hear what the words in the paragraph sound like.

You can also ask someone else to read your work to you…make sure you ask them to read the words exactly as you have them written.

Click these links for other writers and teachers sharing their thoughts on reading your work out loud:

http://www.writerightwords.com/why-you-should-read-your-work-aloud/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katelee/2012/08/01/to-write-like-a-human-read-your-work-out-loud/

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/reading-aloud/

How does this strategy work for you?  Leave a comment below and get a conversation going!  🙂

~Ms. Morris

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