Nothing makes your paper appear shabby or unpolished like the appearance of several misspelled words in your text. While we can depend on technology to let us know when we've made errors in spelling, it's important to know that technology has flaws.
1. Make yourself a list of problem words. If there are certain words you have already identified that you misspell frequently, make yourself a spelling list.
-Use flashcards to practice a little every night and eliminate words when you feel you've conquered them. Soon you'll find that you have mastered these problem words!
2. Keep a "problem word" file in your computer. Each time you run a spell-checker and find a word that you've misspelled, copy and paste the word into your file. Later you can add it to your list (above).
3. Each time you practice a word, spell it out loud. Later, you will recall how the word sounded as you spelled it right. You'll be surprised how well this words!
4. Review the rules for prefixes and suffixes. You'll avoid many mistakes once you understand the difference between "inter" and "intra," for example.
5. study common root words of words with Greek and Latin origins. This is a trick used by ma