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The art of spelling : the madness and the method

Author: Marilyn Vos Savant
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines what spelling reveals about an individual's personality, native intelligence, education, and desire; traces the history of English spelling; and discusses ways to improve one's own spelling ability.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Vos Savant
ISBN: 0393049035 9780393049039
OCLC Number: 43798399
Description: 204 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Marilyn vos Savant ; illustrations by Joan Reilly.

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Examines what spelling reveals about an individual's personality, native intelligence, education, and desire; traces the history of English spelling; and discusses ways to improve one's own spelling ability.

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