Spelling is using the correct way to write a word. For most formal writing, you should use correct spelling in your written work.

Why is it important to use correct spelling and one consistent type of spelling?

In your academic writing it is important to spell flawlessly, i.e. you have to write in a correct and consistent way. Therefore you have to make sure that there are no mistakes in your writing.

How can I use correct spelling and one consistent type of spelling?

Automated Feedback can help you by checking the spelling for you.

Bear in mind that there are differences between American English spelling and British English spelling. These 2 different types of spelling should not be mixed in your written work: be consistent and stick to one type of spelling either American English spelling or British English spelling.

Below you will find some examples of American English spelling and British English spelling:

Part of speech

American spelling

British spelling

Noun

organization

organisation

endeavor

endeavour

Verb

analyze

analyse

paralyze

paralyse

Verb (-ing)

traveling

travelling

counseling

counselling

Adjective

marvelous

marvellous

favorite

favourite

Automated Feedback can help you by finding spelling errors and indicating whether the spelling is American English or British English.

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