Spelling Rules Refresher
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Spelling Rules Refresher

Boost your writing skills with this fun, practical review of American spelling rules.
4.4 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
310 students enrolled
Created by Ashan R. Hampton
Last updated 12/2016
Price: $55
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn essential American spelling rules
  • Learn tips to improve your spelling
  • Learn to decipher homophones/ homonyms
  • Learn to correct commonly misspelled words
  • Explore American Vs. British Spellings
  • Practice your skills through exercises and quizzes
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  • Good command of the English language

How confident are you in your ability to spell correctly? Are those simple proofreading errors or troublesome misspellings? How many spelling rules can you recall?

Do not allow language weaknesses to compromise your personal or professional message on social media or in the workplace. Correct spelling still matters!

Learn basic spelling rules and how they apply to developing good grammar skills. The video lectures and spelling exercises provide clear, practical instruction on how to spell effectively.

Here is what you can expect to learn from this course:

  • Essential American spelling rules
  • Tips to improve your spelling
  • Homophones & Homonyms
  • Correct commonly misspelled words
  • American Vs. British Spellings
  • Fun, educational spelling exercises and quizzes.

Regardless of your skill level, everyone can benefit from a refresher on spelling rules for personal and professional development. Perfect for ESL and English as second language students. Join the course and boost your writing skills!

Get more writing assistance at www.easyedits.net.

Who is the target audience?
  • College and K-12 students
  • Non-native speakers
  • Workplace Professionals
  • Everyone with a desire for personal enrichment or an immediate need for professional development.
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
Before You Get Started/ Introduction
2 Lectures 05:49

Introduction to the course, Spelling Rules Redux.

Preview 02:02

Check each lecture for downloadable materials. This video shows you how to download handouts and access the quizzes for this course. This recording show you how to find class handouts, where to locate the download link to save the PDF to your computer and how to print them once downloaded to your local hard drive.

Preview 03:47

Let's get warmed up with a spelling exercise!

Spelling Quiz
9 questions
Spelling Tips
3 Lectures 02:40

10 tips to improve your spelling.

Video: Spelling Tips

Why Not Spellchecker?

200 Misspelled Words
4 pages

Can you spot the correctly spelled word?

Quiz: Misspellings
25 questions
Spelling Rule #1 (ie/ei)
2 Lectures 06:09

Spelling rule one.

Video: Spelling Rule #1

Slides: Rule #1
7 pages

Rule #1: ie or ei
15 questions
Spelling Rule #2: (s/es)
2 Lectures 07:10

Spelling rule two.

Preview 07:10

Slides: Rule #2
6 pages

Add -s or -es to the root word. Change -y to -i when necessary.

Rule #2: s or es
10 questions
Spelling Rule #3: (doubling/suffixes)
4 Lectures 05:30
Video: Spelling Rule #3

Slides: Rule #3

Exercise: Rule #3
2 pages

Answers: Rule #3
2 pages
Spelling Rule #4: (suffixes)
3 Lectures 04:35
Video: Spelling Rule #4

Slides: Rule #4
7 pages

Includes answer sheet.

Exercise: Rule #4
2 pages
Spelling Rule #5: (final -e)
2 Lectures 03:13

Spelling rule five.: drop or keep the final -e.

Spelling Rule #5 Video

Download materials.

Slides: Rule #5

Quiz: Rule #5
10 questions
Spelling Rule #6: (y to i)
3 Lectures 04:46

Spelling rule six.

Spelling Rule #6 Video

Download materials.

Slides: Rule #6

Answer sheet included.

Exercise: Spelling Rule #6
2 pages
Homonyms & Homophones
3 Lectures 04:25
Video: Homonyms/Homophones

Slides: Homonyms/Homophones

Exercise: Homonyms/phones

Choose the correct word to complete the meaning of the sentence.

10 questions
American vs. British Spelling
2 Lectures 10:24

Brief history lesson on language differences.

American vs. British Spelling Video

Download materials.

Slides: AE vs. BE

Test your knowledge of American and British spelling variations.

AE vs. BE
10 questions
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About the Instructor
Ashan R. Hampton
4.3 Average rating
132 Reviews
1,660 Students
4 Courses
Assistant Professor of English/Editor/Writer

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for several years and is very proficient in writing, editing and instruction. Recently, Ashan completed course work for doctoral candidacy in the Leadership for Higher Education program at Capella University with a 4.0 GPA.

With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches her own writing and grammar courses for global audiences. She is the owner and principal editor of Easy Edits Writing and E-learning Services, which specializes in helping students and professionals produce error-free documents.

Ashan is also a published author and has recently released two unique grammar books: "Practical Grammar Essentials" and "Urban Grammar Quick Fixes," now available on Amazon and other popular booksellers.