Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Critique Group Question

At my "face-to-face" critique group we experimented with reading someone else's piece out loud (as opposed to reading our own).

Have any of you tried it this way?

Any thoughts on it?

Jim D.

3 comments:

Christine M said...

Sometimes my daughter (age 10) picks up my work in progress and starts to read it aloud (she's a very good out-loud reader, if that makes sense) - it's interesting because you hear where someone not inside your own head puts the emphasis. I would think the problem (unless you have a face-to-face critique group) is finding someone to read it aloud to you.

HipWriterMama said...

I agree with Chris. I like reading out loud so I can check out the rhythm and flow of a sentence or paragraph. Sometimes a sentence will look good on paper, but once you read it out loud, it doesn't work.

Good luck with this!

:: Suzanne :: said...

I have my face-to-face writing students do this. I sure spotlights punctuation and sentence level errors as well as tiresome repetition of sentence patterns. It's really useful at the final stages of editing.

Best,

Suzanne