Spelling Rules Refresher

Boost your writing skills with this fun, practical review of American spelling rules.
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Instructed by Ashan R. Hampton Language / English
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Good command of the English language

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Before You Get Started/ Introduction

Introduction to the course, Spelling Rules Redux.


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.

9 questions

Let's get warmed up with a spelling exercise!

Section 2: Spelling Tips

10 tips to improve your spelling.

Why Not Spellchecker?
200 Misspelled Words
4 pages
25 questions

Can you spot the correctly spelled word?

Section 3: Spelling Rule #1 (ie/ei)

Spelling rule one.

Slides: Rule #1
7 pages
Rule #1: ie or ei
15 questions
Section 4: Spelling Rule #2: (s/es)

Spelling rule two.

Slides: Rule #2
6 pages
10 questions

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

Section 5: Spelling Rule #3: (doubling/suffixes)
Video: Spelling Rule #3
Slides: Rule #3
Exercise: Rule #3
2 pages
Answers: Rule #3
2 pages
Section 6: Spelling Rule #4: (suffixes)
Video: Spelling Rule #4
Slides: Rule #4
7 pages
2 pages

Includes answer sheet.

Section 7: Spelling Rule #5: (final -e)

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


Download materials.

Quiz: Rule #5
10 questions
Section 8: Spelling Rule #6: (y to i)

Spelling rule six.


Download materials.

2 pages

Answer sheet included.

Section 9: Homonyms & Homophones
Video: Homonyms/Homophones
Slides: Homonyms/Homophones
Exercise: Homonyms/phones
10 questions

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

Section 10: American vs. British Spelling

Brief history lesson on language differences.


Download materials.

10 questions

Test your knowledge of American and British spelling variations.

Section 11: Conclusion

Yes, I changed the name of the class, but the materials are the same! Review completed course learning goals.

20 questions

Choose the correct spelling. Thanks for taking this course!

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Instructor Biography

Ashan R. Hampton, 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.

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