When Memorizing and Practicing Focus on the Following:
Posture and Gestures: Standing straight and tall, eye contact, demonstrates accuracy and appropriate pacing or gestures.
Enunciation: Can the audience clearly understand the words, and have you brought the recitation to life?
Accuracy: Are you prepared, and do you know the words?
Volume: Does your voice project to the back of the room?
Pacing: Is the pacing correct for the recitation? To fast, or too slow? (Often this is a factor of knowing the memorized piece fluently.)