We keep seeing really silly typos.
Like, really silly ones.
We’re too busy reading essays right now to go into detail but just let this serve as a warning: Spellcheck is not good enough!
In fact, it’s even worse than that, people. Listen up:
SPELLCHECK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
Even that is not fully the truth. It’s this:
SPELLCHECK WILL STEER YOU WRONG!
Spellcheck is like that guy at the bar that says right at closing “Hey let’s have another one it’ll be fine!” when you’re already so loaded you can’t see straight.
Spellcheck says, “Yeah dude I got your keys right here no prob bro!”
Spellcheck is bad, bad news. Don’t rely on spellcheck.
Maybe in the light of day, spellcheck can be a buddy who helps you out. In the panic of getting the damn app in before the clock ticks down, no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
To do a good job with proofreading, you need to step away from the essays. You won’t see the mistake that’s been sitting right in front of your nose the whole time if you just keep reading and re-reading what you’ve already been reading. Take a break. Go do something else. Come back to it later, when you’re fresh.
Yeah, we know, there is no “later” this week.
We just don’t want this to be you.