New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
According to a news release issued today by eReflect, the company behind the self-improvement software Ultimate Spelling, good spelling is actually easier to learn when the words are harder to read. When words are in fonts and typeface styles that are skewed or stylized, the reader is forced to be more careful when reading that word. This in turn results in better information recall about that word, including its correct spelling. As the eReflect statements pointed out, this is not simply a hypothesis put forward by the company. eReflect pointed to a study by a Bristol University team of researchers who found that when readers are urged to read words in cursive-like fonts, their recall rate for that word increases by 13%. Technology can be used to provide the tools and resources to make teaching spelling error-free.
This new study on word information processing and recall provides food for thought on how teachers and spelling improvement software developers such as eReflect can implement this finding in making learning to spell more efficient. For instance, spelling improvement software could include spelling games or drills where the words featured are in typeface styles such as Papyrus, Vivaldi, Mistral and Lucida Handwriting. These fonts are not very easy to read and cause the user to be particularly focused and careful when reading or studying words in these fonts. Due to the increased cognitive attention paid to the words, it is more likely that the user will recall the correct orthography of the word studied. With the tools provided by modern technology, spelling bee competitions and other spelling improvement activities can be enhanced to improve learning outcomes.
These are just a few examples of the application of this technique, the eReflect statement emphasized. For example, ESL teachers can also apply this "harder to read, easier to spell" approach when teaching spelling. For instance, teachers could offer drills or games using different cursive-like fonts to help students pick up on difficult to spell words or those commonly misspelled, such as the homonyms their, they’re and there. The study also pointed out that this simple technique of letter presentation helped students with dyslexia recall words 19% more efficiently. This is another promising finding that sheds light on how people with dyslexia can learn spelling, and how modern computer functionality can lead to better education in many areas.
For more information about how Ultimate Spelling software can improve spelling performance for you and your family, please visit the official website at http://www.ultimatespelling.com.
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