Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course
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This is an online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication, published by Pearson, featuring resources for business communication and business writing instructors. For more information about Bovee & Thill texts and the exclusive, superior materials they provide for teaching a modern course, visit http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go to http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, visit http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 11 of Bovee & Thill’s Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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Most Common Spelling Mistakes That Make You Look Less Intelligent

Most Common Spelling Mistakes That Make You Look Less Intelligent | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
There isn't a strong link between good spelling and intelligence, but that doesn't mean spelling mistakes don't matter. Proper spelling makes people perceive you as more intelligent and can increase your chances of getting a job.
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These Are the Most Misspelled Words in Each State, According to Google

These Are the Most Misspelled Words in Each State, According to Google | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Spelling is hard sometimes.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"Thanks to Google, we now know New Hampshire has a "diarrhea" problem.

 

". . . Google released Trends data on the most commonly misspelled words in each state, as judged by people's searches of "how to spell.

 

"Some of the words are as familiar as they are fickle: things like pneumonia, maintenance, and cancelled. Others — gray, February, tongue — are less forgivable. Google recently tweeted out the full list in a map."

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The True Importance of Good Spelling

The True Importance of Good Spelling | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Modern business is often conducted via quick-fire typing on tiny screens. But your bad spelling is likely making you look less credible and intelligent than you are."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"Gone are the days of secretarial typing pools and hardback desk dictionaries. Now, we conduct much of our daily business by quick-fire finger-jabbing on tiny screens.

 

"But ever-smaller technology, and an increasing pressure for ever-quicker response times with the advent of email, means it’s likely a typo will creep into our written communication, or worse, autocorrect will insert an inappropriate word." . . .

 
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