I really made a step forward on my writing level when I finally learned how to use correctly the spellchecker on my word processor.
When writing in English on my computer I used to write while at the same time the spellchecker corrected my spelling and grammatical errors. My mistakes where corrected while writing without any thinking from my part. As a result there was no improving on my writing skill.
Most of the people work like this. It’s easy and allows you to go faster when writing something. But in the other hand it doesn’t help and even damage your English writing skill progression.
What Do You Have To Do To Improve Your Writing Skill?
Every time you have to write something (personal /job…) you can use this opportunity to work and improve your English writing skill.
From now on whenever you open your word processor, you always have to:
- Switch your spellchecker OFF
- When you finish writing, try to check and correct as many errors (spelling or grammatical) as possible by yourself.
- Switch your spellchecker ON
- Look for the errors you didn’t find on your own (and your spellchecker did) and correct them.
At first it’s going to take more time but as a reward you are going to improve your writing skill.
You really don’t want to write your emails fifty-fifty with your spellchecker.
You want to write your emails 90% on your own then at the end your spellchecker helps you with the 10% left, warning you about the errors you didn’t find.
-How do you use your spellchecker when writing?
-Are you going to use this method?
-Is it helping to improve your writing skill?
…All your comments are very welcome!!!
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