You can also control where it starts and stops, speed it up or slow it down, and have it re-read the same paragraph as many times as you want.
If you decide to experiment with this approach, there are many free text readers available. Recent Android and i OS phones also have text-to-speech capabilities, which you can find under accessibility settings.
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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 differences to keep in mind as you choose the best reader for you: While synthetic voices continue to improve, they will likely not sound completely natural to you.
But you may find that if you choose a favorite voice, you can get used to its intonation and pacing over time.
When you hear your paper, you may recognize places where you have moved from one topic to another too abruptly. Sometimes we leave out a word, mess things up as we copy and paste text, or make a grammatical mistake.
These kinds of errors can be hard to see on the page, but sentences that contain them are very likely to sound wrong.
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.