Criteria for grading oral recitation
Oral recitation will be graded on the following criteria:
- text recalled correctly. For your graded performance you should need minimal or no prompting to get through your lines. In evaluation of your performance, variants that are syntactically, semantically and metrically valid will not count against you.
- text read metrically.
- text read fluidly, to convey meaning. Speed of recitation is not a criterion. You may deliver your lines at any pace you like. You may also pause. Pauses should occur at appropriate points, however: metrical and syntactic units should be respected. (Think about why line breaks, and major caesurae or diaereses are likely spots for appropriator pauses.)