1 Simple Method to Improve Your Spelling – How to Write Correctly & Avoid Spelling Mistakes

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Do you make lots of spelling mistakes? Do you have difficulty remembering the correct spellings of words? Well, in this lesson, I’m going to teach you an easy, three-step method to improve your spelling and write correctly without making mistakes. So let’s talk about that. OK, the first step of this exercise is to find your spelling mistakes. You do this by checking your own writing. If you are a student, then I’m sure you write a lot. If you work, you might write emails or reports. So, at least once per week, take your writing, and try to find spelling mistakes that you have made. Now, I know that this can be difficult – you don’t know what mistakes you’re making. So there are two great ways to know your mistakes – the first is to ask someone else to read your work and underline or circle any errors (and also give you the correct spellings). The second option is to take your writing and type it (or copy/paste it) into Microsoft Word. The software will then underline your spelling mistakes for you and give you the corrections. This way, you can identify your own errors. OK, let’s do an exercise to understand this process: Here’s a short text that I wrote – there are five spelling errors in it. Stop the video, try to find the mistakes, then play the video again and check. OK, here are the answers: ‘a lot’ should be spelled with a space. ‘Definitely’ has no ‘a’ – it should be an ‘i’. ‘Received’ is written with ‘ei’ not ‘ie’. ‘Rhythm’ needs to have an ‘h’ after ‘r’. And ‘schedule’ needs to start with ‘sch’. OK, did you find them all? Alright, so like this, you identify the words that you are spelling incorrectly and learn their correct spellings. And now comes the important part – record the correct spellings of these words. That means, you should note down the correct spellings of all the words you spelled wrongly in a notebook or in a file on your computer. You should write the spellings on one side of the page, and on the other, you should write the phonetic transcription – that is, the same word in pronunciation symbols – this will allow you to see the difference between the spelling and the pronunciation, and you will also be able to test yourself later. Now, I know that you don’t know all of these symbols, that’s OK – they’re very easy, you can find them by looking up each word in a dictionary. So just like I have done here, you should take all of the words – note down the correct spellings, and also note down the phonetic transcription. Finally, the last step is review the spellings regularly. You do this so that you don’t forget the correct spellings. Make one day of the week your spelling improvement day (maybe Saturday or Sunday). On this day, test yourself on the spellings. To do this, open your notebook and hide the spellings. Only look at the pronunciation symbols. Now, can you give me the correct spellings of these words that we just learned? Stop the video, try to write down the correct spellings, then play the video again and check. OK, here they are. Did you get them all right? So, you should do this for your own spellings that you write down. By testing yourself, you will remember the correct spellings and you will not make the same mistakes again. You should do these three steps regularly – find your mistakes, record the correct spellings, and test yourself regularly. As you do this, you will start to collect more and more words. This means that your mistakes will reduce, and eventually, you will be able to write without making spelling errors. Alright, if you liked this lesson, give it a thumbs up by hitting the like button. If you’re new to my channel, make sure to subscribe by clicking the subscribe button to get my latest lessons right here on YouTube. Happy learning and I will see you in another lesson soon.

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