Writing to impress
Writing is the typical medium through which most students and business people communicate, either through their dissertation to prove their knowledge or comprehensive technical reports to show solutions to design issues for a client and many other uses. For a student; failing to take great care over spelling and grammar can lead to the rejection of a paper, while within business; a shoddy report could lead to not winning an important piece of business. In both cases there is potential to harm your future career prospects. Therefore spelling and grammar are vitally important aspects for you to consider when writing anything.
Using simple spell checkers
Most people use simple word processors such as word which probably came with their computers when they purchased them, these packages come with built in spell checking and grammar checking software. This software for basic use is fine, however if you are writing your thesis and need the grammar to be 100% spot on to academic standards the installed version just will not do the job. You will also find that many words are not within the dictionary provided, especially on the business and academic side of things. This means that the built in spelling and grammar checking will fail to do as good a job as it could and could easily let you down just when you need it most.
Spell and Grammar Check Free Online
It is possible to grammar and spell check online very easily using an online application that is far more accurate than your current word processors package. This online system can pick up spelling mistakes as well as where you have used words out of context or manage to misspell a word as another “correct” word. This is often my personal failing, where I will write in a hurry and accidentally spell a word such as off as of and the spell check still sees it as a correct word.
The grammar and spell check online reveals its true power with the grammar check by being able to give you very good advice as to how to correct any grammar errors. Rather than just underlining a whole sentence in green and telling you it is wrong with no suggestions as to why and how to improve, the online grammar checker will tell you exactly what you need to do. This to me has been very useful as it has managed to stop me making some of my more common grammatical errors.