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  • A Reading Test for you:

    fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

    i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghi t pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.

    Check out the jibberish on the left.  Can you read it?  Supposedly only 55 out of 100 people can read it.  I don't believe that's right.

    Try to read it.

    It's kind of a trick.  But please don't "trick" your reader with hard to read poorly spelled words!  Check your writing.  Have someone else check it.

    A great use of technology is to type what you want to write.  Spell check should help you with quite a few words.

    Another way to catch mistakes is to read your writing aloud.  Many times you will find goofy mistakes you made that you can fix without any help.  For example, while I was typing this page, I accidentally typed "wnat" instead of "want."  I caught it when I looked over my writing before using spell check.