Spelling Matters

by R. Kent Smith & Shawn J. Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/20/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480893009
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480893016

About the Book

In most settings, good spelling is essential for effective communication. What’s more, erratic or unconventional spelling can often leave a poor impression. Though English spelling can be frustrating at times, most people can become above-average or excellent spellers.

Spelling Matters provides a comprehensive, flexible guide for improvement in this skill. It first offers a pre-assessment to identify areas needing particular focus. This serves as a compass to point you to a variety of exercises that effectively reinforce the corresponding lessons until mastery has been acquired. This text is appropriate for a broad range of learners—including high school, college, ESL, and adult educational students—and is adaptable to both individual or private and group or classroom use. Though it focuses largely on commonly misspelled words, it also includes challenging ones often required for more advanced writing.

Leavened with a touch of humor, this textbook presents an accessible and highly adaptable approach to mastering the rules of English spelling.

About the Author

R. Kent Smith, EdD, is an experienced instructor of literary skills, having taught from the elementary through college levels, culminating in twenty-nine years as professor of developmental studies at the University of Maine. He has authored several textbooks, including eight editions of Building Vocabulary for College.
Shawn J. Smith, PhD, has been a learning specialist at public and private high schools in the Boston area for twenty-five years and also enjoys a thriving private tutoring practice.