Here are some strategies to help you read out loud effectively: Another great strategy to try is to ask a friend to read your paper out loud while you listen.
Make sure that your friend knows to read exactly what is on the printed page.
Most people have far more experience listening to and speaking English than they do reading and editing it on the printed page.
When you read your draft out loud or listen to someone else read it, your brain gets the information in a new way, and you may notice things that you didn’t see before.
This handout explains some of the benefits of hearing your writing read aloud.
It offers tips on reading your draft yourself, asking a friend to read it to you, or having it read by a text-to-speech program or app.If you come to the Writing Center for a tutoring session, you will probably hear your tutor say, “We always read papers out loud—would you like to read yours, or would you like to hear me read it?” Reading aloud has many benefits that we want to share with writers.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs 4.0 License.Reading aloud is a wonderful tool to help you learn to read smoothly and build fluency skills, continuity and confidence. Not only will this help you comprehend what you are reading, it will also allow you to listen back for your voice.Here are some advantages to reading aloud: After you have finished writing something—be it a letter, essay, story, research paper or book report—the best, most efficient and effective editing process is to read your work aloud to yourself. "As the story moves forward, I read my work aloud to hear how it sounds. I can read my work silently and think it reads just fine, but when I hear it, I am often disappointed.In those early stages, the work is one giant ball of challenges: it's too wordy, it's lackluster, it's without emotion, there's too little dialog, too much dialog, the pacing is off, the sentences are awkward, and so forth.Reading aloud (or listening to your writing being read) takes some getting used to, but give it a try.You may be surprised at how much it can speed up your revision process!As listeners, we need the order of ideas in a paper to make sense.We can’t flip back and forth from page to page to try to figure out what is going on or find information we need.