I have been using a computer since grade five which means three things.
One – I’ve been able to type 40 words per minute since grade seven.
Two – My printing is atrocious
Three – I rely way too much on my computers spell check.
I realized this a few days ago. I decided to give my laptop a break and tried writing the old-fashioned way. I pulled out a notebook and searched my house for a pen that worked (Apparently I have a collection of dead pens).
About two pages in, my hand was cramping and I couldn’t read what I had just written. Not only that – but I had spelled at least one word wrong in each sentence. I was shocked.
I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to fix this problem. I don’t want to write everything by hand – typing is so much faster. Maybe I’ll just have to pay more attention to my spelling and make an effort to learn the proper spelling.
I guess I should buy a dictionary. What do you guys think? Is spelling important?