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How to Memorize the Spelling of a Word

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Go to your quiet spot. Put all of the things you need around you. Get comfortable.

Get your word ready. If you don’t have a word yet, choose a word from the dictionary.

If you don’t know the correct spelling of the word, take the spelling handbook or dictionary. Look up the correct spelling of the word you are going to memorize. Write the correct spelling on the piece of paper with the pencil or the pen.

Use the word chandelier for an example but almost any word will work. Break your word down into sections that are two-four letter words or easy to spell prefixes or suffixes, for example, chan-deli-er.

Here the word that will be used is chandelier. Break your word down into sections that are two-four letter words or easy to spell prefixes or suffixes, for example, chan-deli-er.

Make sure you memorized it. In a day or so ask a friend to check to see if you got the correct spelling. Give the piece of paper with the word on it to your friend. Spell the word without looking at the paper. If you can’t spell it correctly then repeat all the steps. If you can spell it correctly congratulations! You may want to go back and spell another word. If not show all your friends that you can now spell a new word!

Tips

  • If you think you are going to get nervous think of some encouraging things to say to yourself and maybe break the sections down even more. But if it still happens, take a deep breath and try again.
  • Learn all the different spellings of a word look up the definitions so you can figure out which word to use at which occasion.
  • Find your limit. Try to memorize a few words at a time. Gradually increase the number of words you try to memorize at one time and see how many words you can remember at once.

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