With the News that US Journalism Schools are Axing Spelling Tests, eReflect Announces that ‘Something Must be Done’.

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As journalism school in the United States place less of a focus on the need to spell correctly, eReflect announces that something must be done to improve standards.

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With the news this week that some US journalism schools are to place less of a focus on the importance of spelling, eReflect, a leading producer of self-improvement software packages has today announced that ‘something must be done to improve standards.’

The announcement comes after the company learned of the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s decision to axe its famous spelling test. The exam, introduced in 1975, remained an acceptance requirement for over 35 years.

According to an article published by thespec.com, the school “has decided it’s no longer necessary to be able to spell words accurately without assistance, given the prevalence of spell check applications on computers, smartphones and other devices.”

Marc Slater, Managing Director of eReflect, explains why he is so concerned:

“There is not really any excuse for standards to be allowed to slip. Many people are losing sight of the fact that computers, irrespective of the spell checking functions, can actually be used to improve spelling” he says.

eReflect has first-hand experience of Slater’s claim. The company has developed a market-leading spelling software that is scientifically proven to improve the skills of its users.

Ultimate Spelling is aimed at children, and by creating an environment in which they actively want to learn, Slater believes that the negative consequences of technology can easily be overcome:

“What we are doing is taking the computer, the highly-blamed cause of bad spelling and turning it into a positive asset for children. By shifting the focus of computer usage towards education, positive results can easily be achieved” adds.

There is no official word from other Universities on their decision to axe similar entrance spelling tests, although many are expected to follow suit.

About eReflect

eReflect is a world leader in self-improvement software, with products currently being used by tens of thousands of people in over 110 countries.

When Ultimate Vocabulary was released in 2006, it quickly became the most sought after and awarded vocabulary software available. Since then eReflect has released a number of highly successful and popular products in the speed reading, spelling, and memory improvement markets.

eReflect prides itself on creating the best products available. Each eReflect product represents the painstaking work of top content experts, engineers, academic studies, and customer research. All products are backed with a famous 365 day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

More information can be found online at: http://www.ereflect.com

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