NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Improving Your Spelling
Spelling in the English language is complex, inconsistent, and difficult. In spite of
this, you should ensure that anything you write is free from spelling errors. Sending
out memos and letters with misspelled words undermines your image and
effectiveness as a leader.
These are possible results of misspelling words in written communications:
You may produce a well-written memo, but its impact is reduced by spelling
Your personnel will be quick to spot and criticize errors on the bulletin board.
You may be embarrassed when your superior officer points out misspelled words
in your letters.
The spelling suggestions in this table will help you improve your spelling.
Proofread the product.
help eliminate careless errors in spelling. Ask a
colleague to check your work before it is final.
Use the dictionary.
Keep a dictionary on your desk where you can
quickly access it. It is the source for correct
spelling. Keeping it handy makes using it
easier and quicker.
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