B. Spell Check

SUMMARY:

  • Don’t count on spell check to catch everything!

When writing, make sure your word processor is checking your spelling. Most word processors underline misspelled words in red. This feature is incredibly handy, but don’t count on it to catch everything! Remember that oftentimes, the spell checker doesn’t know in what context you are using your words.

Tip: Remember that just because your paper doesn’t have any red underlines doesn’t mean it’s well written.

Here are a couple of resources that discuss some of the more common errors that spell check will miss:


 

 

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