RE: Yay or Nay

Subject: RE: Yay or Nay
From: "Steve Cavanaugh" <Steve -dot- Cavanaugh -at- Coinstar -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 07:41:20 -0800

Spell check still will not tell you that you have used "then" where you
should have used "than."

Steve


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Subject: Re: Yay or Nay

While my initial reaction was that this is a bad idea, I don't see much
difference between this and a student spell-checking any other paper or
written assignment. More people would do well to know how to use this
technology to improve their communications.

When you want to know if someone can spell, you can administer a
spelling test.

On 1/31/2012 7:53 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
> Interesting question. If I don't object to a tech writer using spell
> check while on the job and the company's time, is it a problem if a
> student does it? Is spell check cheating, or in the modern world is
> it just a faster version of opening a dictionary? Have to think about

> that one.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "DaLy" <swiggles247 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
>
>
> Do you have to be good at spelling to be a good writer? Not
> necessarily, at least not in Oregon public schools?
>
> http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/12/oregon_will_allo
> w_students_to.html
>
>
> I think spelling, grammar ,and structure are as important as content.
> IMHO, this is just another way to push kids through the public school
> system.
>
> Your thoughts?
>
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