Notes to Self

Thoughts on psychology, spirituality and soft skill development for personal improvement


Improving your Spelling

Correct spelling, indeed, is one of the arts that are far more esteemed by school ma'ams than by practical men, neck-deep in the heat and agony of the world. - Henry Louis Mencken

This is for computer geeks and others who use a word processor to draft any and every document.

Here's a simple way to improve spelling quickly and effectively:

  1. Visualize: Don't try to remember a word by the sound of it. Look at a word with an intent to remember.

  2. Don't Auto-Correct: Whether you are using MS Word, Gmail or Google Toolbar's spell-check, don't just select the correct spelling from a list of words. Whenever a spelling mistake is pointed out by your software, find out the right spelling from the list of words offered, memorise it and than delete the whole word and re-type the word again every time. Remember, don't just delete and / or correct just the alphabets. Delete the whole word and re-type. In MS Word, be especially sure to turn off auto-correction where common spelling errors are automatically corrected without any intervention from you.