Most common spelling “misteaks” are habitual ones— there is a persistence of error.

All you have to do to correct these errors is to “program in” the correct spelling at persistent trouble spots.

Example: “Those lines are ALL parALLel.”

Visualize that sentence, and you’ve made something you already know (the spelling of “all”) help you remember a new thing, the spelling of “parallel.

The same idea will work for many words.
It’s neCESSary to clean a CESSpool.
Don’t EAT lEATher.
I take a BUS to BUSiness.
HERE is wHERE I want to be.
There’s no trAGEdy to AGE.
It’s a FEAT to balance a FEATher.
My PET learned by rePETition.
It was the END of my MEND.

“All right” is the opposite of “all wrong.” (“Alright” is incorrect.)

DeSSert comes after diNNer (double n reminds you of double s) or, I want doubles of deSSert.

A deSert is full of Sand (single s ).
It was a coLOSSal LOSS.
NavAl as in nAvy. NavEl as in bElly button.
We were WED on a WEDnesday.
Expen$e: See that dollar sign for S; it’s not “expenCe.”

A principLE is a ruLE.
The school princiPAL is my PAL.

FrancEs as in hEr or shE.
Francis as in him or his.

Try to apply these ideas to any word you’ve had trouble remembering how to spell correctly. Let your school-age children try to apply them. You’ll see amazing results.

This technique was introduced by Harry Lorayne