Re: Yay or Nay

Subject: Re: Yay or Nay
From: "B.J. Smith" <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:52:49 -0700

Yes, spell checkers are far from perfect. Understanding that is one thing I would include when I say people would do well "to know how to use this technology."

IMO, that technology is flawed is not a reason to prohibit its use.



On 2/1/2012 8:41 AM, Steve Cavanaugh wrote:

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

Steve


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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


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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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