Do you move your mouth when you read?

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Re: Do you move your mouth when you read?

Post by Booky_BettyC » 06 Feb 2017, 17:47

No, I don't move my mouth or whisper while reading. I honestly thought that when others did it that they didn't realize they were doing it. When I am putting in my final review i will read it outloud though. I find when I do, I can catch mistakes rather than reading it in my head for the hundredth time.
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Post by taniaorellana » 21 Feb 2017, 20:40

DalekPrideParade wrote:I do a bit of a mumble to, especially when analyzing something. I think it helps to focus all my attention on what I am reading, rather than the environment around me. What do you think?
Yes! I do that too with that purpose, but I usually don't move my mouth (nor my tongue, which is something I've come to know a lot of people do). In fact, I realized a few months ago that when I'm focusing on a text, I always move my foot really fast and press my tongue firmly against my palate or the back of my teeth.

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Post by ifeoma obike » 25 Apr 2017, 16:51

I don't move my mouth unless I'm reading aloud or trying to analyse something
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Post by Buchacha21 » 25 Apr 2017, 21:31

I don't normally move my mouth when I read but I have caught myself doing it a few times after I've reread something several times because I can't concentrate or am having trouble understanding. Thankfully it hasn't happened too often in public!
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Post by queeennnkatie » 05 May 2017, 14:23

I grind my teeth when I read. Bad habit.
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Post by Rattusv » 07 May 2017, 04:08

I do not. And I do not think it's weird if someone else does.

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Post by J Conrad Guest » 07 May 2017, 08:38

No, I let the words move my imagination.

Seriously, I recently watched a clip that revealed 10 Star Wars bloopers. One of them showed a scene between Han Solo and Princess Leia. Leia was doing all the talking while Harrison Ford, shown in profile, was moving his lips (but like a ventriloquist) as if reciting her lines. It was hilarious and something I'd never noticed before. Can't believe Carrie Fisher didn't notice it and break character, nor did the director or anyone else off camera notice.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 11 May 2017, 03:40

At first I thought that was a funny question. Then I realized that yes, I do read text aloud when I'm proofreading, unsure of how a word is pronounced, or don't comprehend what I'm reading. Hearing myself makes me focus.

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Post by lindsycummins » 23 May 2017, 04:55

haha ofc

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Post by patrickt » 27 May 2017, 08:45

I always read when I'm eating alone so, on those occasions, yes. Otherwise, no.

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Post by BookishBookkeeping » 30 May 2017, 21:47

Sometimes I do find myself reading out loud quietly. I think its because I want to make sure I'm actually reading what I just saw. I usually do it when I come across something written so well or something written poorly. It seems to help also when I'm rereading drafts and want to make sure there are no errors.
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Post by jemgirl202 » 30 May 2017, 21:53

I don't think I move my mouth when I read. I know I will gasp, cry or laugh pretty often. Or I will talk to the characters. It drives my husband crazy. Let's say a character does something wrong, I will yell, "WHY DID YOU DO THAT?! WHY! WHY!" I have scared my husband before with my outbursts.

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Post by EMoffat » 30 May 2017, 22:19

I very rarely move my mouth when I read - the only time I do it is if there is a lot of background noise and I am trying to concentrate. I find that when this is the case though my concentration is usually doomed anyway

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Post by Pm7lucas » 23 Jul 2017, 22:00

The only time I move my mouth when I read is when something is hard to understand, or there is a lot of distractions going on around me. It would definitely slow me down to have to mouth every single word!

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