The Top 10 spelling tips

The Top 10 Spelling Tips

Writers Write is a writing resource. In this post, we share the top 10 spelling tips to help you when you write.

The Top 10 Spelling Tips

  1. Use spell check with care. It can’t see the difference between ‘off’ and ‘of”, ‘piece’ and ‘peas’. Print your writing and check it yourself.
  2. Keep a printed visible list of the ‘spelling demons’ that cause you the most problems.
  3. Observe words. Look at signs, posters and headlines. Associate them with other words and pictures.
  4. Use a dictionary.
  5. Break words into syllables. Practice each part and then the whole word. Example: dis-ap-pear-ing
  6. Make time to proofread and edit.
  7. Ask yourself: How is this word like other words I know? Find patterns among words to learn spelling.
  8. Choose UK or US spelling and stick to your choice.
  9. The best spelling tip you can give anyone is this: Read. Read books, newspapers, magazines.
  10. Ask for help if you need it. You are not alone.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 26th May 2013