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The Art of Spelling: The Madness and the Method

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Book News Annotation:

In this book, based on the results of a Parade magazine "Ask Marilyn" column survey, the author debunks myths about the correlation between spelling and IQ and personality; discusses who set the rules; and offers diagnostic tests, exercises, tips, resources, and 500 commonly misspelled (or is it mispelled?) words.
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Synopsis:

In this book that is the result of an "Ask Marilyn" spelling survey, vos Savant vividly recounts the turbulent history of English spelling, provides a timely warning against the pitfalls of spell-checkers and other writing tools, and gives a glimpse of a positive future for spelling standards in education. Line drawings.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-185) and index.

Table of Contents

Spelling well: the first step to graceful communication — What does your spelling say about you? — Some compelling reasons for spelling well — The spelling brain — The spelling police: who makes up these rules, anyway? — Spelling and technology: a love/hate relationship — The secrets of good spellers — Using the rules — Avoiding confusion — Some things to keep up your sleeve — Diagnostic tests — The value of a dictionary — The value of listening — The value of visualizing — The value of motor memory — Common roots — Common prefixes — Common suffixes — The value of proofreading — Mnemonic devices — Commonly misspelled words — Answers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393049039
Subtitle:
(the madness and the method )
Author:
Vos Savant, Marilyn
Author:
Reilly, Joan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Phonetics & Phonics
Subject:
Spelling
Subject:
Orthography and spelling
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
106-491
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
204 p.
Dimensions:
8.55x5.36x.82 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this book that is the result of an "Ask Marilyn" spelling survey, vos Savant vividly recounts the turbulent history of English spelling, provides a timely warning against the pitfalls of spell-checkers and other writing tools, and gives a glimpse of a positive future for spelling standards in education. Line drawings.
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