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Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 11:14:34


Ironheart
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Ok is this statement correct:
So i cant spell that well so what? Spelling doesnt mean alot in todays educational society.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 11:34:54


Lord Fred100
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Can I help?
"I can't spell that well , so what? Spelling doesn't mean a lot in today's educational society."

and Err , Spelling kinda does matter. I don't know which "Society" is the person from , but they must be tolerant enough to ignore petty spelling mistakes , to which the person who's speaking obviously mistakes for not caring.
I mean if I begin speaking like ,

hay dood , hwz it goin been awhile huhh
hao yu been?

Just because the person is able to understand what gibberish the other is on about , doesn't mean it doesn't bother the person listening. Using Alright-Correct helps in expressing yourself better , that's the actual point of grammar. JMO.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 11:37:15


Ironheart
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that was skunk from this thread
http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=5244
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 11:53:12


Lord Fred100
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Well I could care less lol , although my intention was not to insult him , there were only a few punctuation marks missing in his sentence.
I was speaking in general , btw.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 12:00:28


{rp} Kingmaker 
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I can't help myself but laugh at the ironry of the originally statement.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 17:14:16


skunk940 
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Yep. In todays modern world, i will just just use a example to prove it.

I dont know how many of you are formilular with the British Educational System but its my example.

In GCSEs spelling counts for about 5% of the GSCE in English.

So a student can still achieve the max grade of A* if they have not very good spelling.

Me not having the best of spelling (but not the worst either,) have several A*s of which in english being a few of these A*s.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 17:16:05


Richard Sharpe 
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Good luck surviving in the real world with that kind of spelling ability. It may not matter much in the academic world but it sure as shite does in the professional world.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 17:31:25


skunk940 
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In some ways i agree with you but others i dont.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 17:44:49


Ironheart
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5% can still make the difference.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 17:45:20


Kenny • apex 
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My appreciation for the British Educational System has gone plummeting down today.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 17:54:42


skunk940 
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5% can make a difference but in the majority it doesnt.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 21:03:11


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Next time you apply for a job, won't you use a CV? I know for a fact that applicants can be turned down for bad handwriting (in some cases, applications are requested to be handwritten) or bad 'SPG' (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).

In school, yes it may not matter so much (though I think it should) but school isn't the real world. Do you think somebody would like to employ somebody who makes English mistakes most of my class at 11 wouldn't have? I don't.

Saying all of that, I can't base my opinion of your English on your forum posts. A lot of people don't bother writing in 'good' English on the forums or games (I never used to) but when needed, can write perfectly well (an assumption; I expect people can write with capital letters and full stops when they want to).

I haven't proof read this, so I'm hoping I haven't made mistakes after all of that ^^ :P
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 21:05:50


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Also, your 5% point is irrelevant. I think it is highly unlikely most people will only lose 5% on everything apart from spelling so their spelling could be the difference from grades quite easily, and (I expect), commonly.
Spelling in educational society: 1/7/2013 22:18:06


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spelling is important when it comes to not looking like a mouth-breathing fucktard. but you should probably avoid being a semantic fucktard primarily.

lolowut, you are an american, therefore your opinion is invalid. you may criticise british spelling when you get the majority of your compatriots to believe in evolution (or eevoelooshun as skunk probably knows it as).
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 02:12:42

(Lost)SGV_STH
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@Wilfred Owen - Don't worry, I saw the joke you were making. (In this case, the "ironry" of your sentence.)

In addition, this is where I will present, "What skunk940 should have typed"

Yep, in today's modern world, I (w-i-l-l)shall just (j-u-s-t) use a example to prove my point.

I don't know how many of you are familar with the British Educational System, but (i-t-s)here is my example.

In a class to earn a General Certificate of Secondary Education, spelling counts for about five percent of the requirements for earning a GSCE in English.

(S-o)Thus, a student can still achieve the maximum grade of A*[An A+?], even if they do not have (n-o-t) very good[Using perfect can work here] spelling.

(M-e)I do not have the best of spelling, but I do[/b] not have the worst either. I have several A*s, of which, in English (b-e-i-n-g a f-e-w o-f t-h-e-s-e)I have several A*s.

(Emphasis added for the convenience of the reader)

Granted, I will readily admit that I was being picky on some issues.

In addition, I feel that skunk940 might write better that a few of the classmates I had in High School. (Granted, I live in the United States. Go figure.)

(Though, you should know that the GCSE is being replaced with the "English Baccalaureate Certificate" in 2015.)
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 02:37:15


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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Yeah im assuming spelling stops counting in america as part of your grade in like the fourth grade hence the fact that american kids think bestest is a word even though it isnt i have no respect for the US educational system thiugh ive only had ti deal with North Carolinas- which sucks




Even better they spend a million dollars a year in my state in tractor driving courses so...
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 02:38:10


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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And is the grade an A plus or is it really A asterisk?
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 03:22:20


{rp} Kingmaker 
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No such grade A+ in GCSE or IGCSE. Grades are A*, A, B, C ...
BTW it is pronounced A Star.
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 05:25:01

(Lost)SGV_STH
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@Yuri Benderov - In Michigan, it still counts as part of a student's grade, but Spell Checker is used quite a bit. (Granted, I will admit that I have typed phrases into Google to see a suggestion of the proper usage to help reduce mistakes.)

@Wilfred Owen - Ah, thank you for that. I do not believe I have heard of an A✯ before.
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 12:44:17


Lord Fred100
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@ [P]SGV_STH
I saw how you corrected almost everything in skunk's sentence , but you forgot one thing.

Yep, in today's modern world, I (w-i-l-l)shall just (j-u-s-t) use a example to prove my point.

^ AN example
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 14:16:20


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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+ famil(i)ar...
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 14:30:46


professor dead piggy 
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@ wilfred owen: its actually pronounced a* star =D. Putting an asterix next to a letter is one way of showing that the letter should be pronounced as you would when reading it in the alphabet. "a star" sounds like the "a" in "ant". a* star sounds like the a in "way". I learned this when i asked why the 90s girl band B* witched had a star in their name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B*Witched

Can anyone tell me why I am posting in this thread? Do I not have something better to do?
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 14:45:47


{rp} Kingmaker 
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Ok phonetically speaking then A* is "Ae star" :)
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 14:48:49


{rp} Kingmaker 
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WE are sad people who do have something better to do but prefer to use this forum as a displacement activity to avoid the mundane chores of life and it allows us some form of escapism from the harsh cold world out there. :)
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 16:23:49


skunk940 
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General Arun most CVs in the UK are done by email nowadays.
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 17:03:02


Min34 
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Really? In the Netherlands your changes are much higher if you do it as a letter. (at least that`s what I hear and see everywhere)
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 17:29:59


Ironheart
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Skunk some companies still request handwritten ones.
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 18:40:13


Kenny • apex 
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I know that the majority of America has a crappy educational system, but I just did not see it here where I live. I don't really live in a rich neighborhood, and the schools I went to weren't particularly nice or outstanding. I would say the majority of the school I went to knew evolution was fact. (Our Biology teachers taught it) The majority of our school could read and write at a high school level. It had mostly to do with the student body just being interested in being at school. The teachers were decent, and the classes weren't that boring. Above all, the students were interested in learning.

So even though the standard is low for the average skunk, why do you want to be average? Before the moments of your death, do you want to look back and say, "Oh well, I lived an average life."? I don't.
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 19:06:35


skunk940 
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Good thing i am working at well above averge isnt it.
Spelling in educational society: 1/8/2013 21:28:30


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a* star


A star star?
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