......would come up with the solution to this problem.
My son is working on the planning and write up for his Eagle Project (PRAY FOR US!). So far he has 22 pages of documentation, and he hasn't even DONE the project yet.
He has written it all, typed everything but the formulas in the Excel spreadsheets, and done FAR more documentation than I would find necessary.
BUT Zteen cannot spell. It's something we've worked on in a thousand different ways, all to very little effect. He's a big reader (recently finished Moby Dick, which he read "just for fun--so I can say I've read it")--which most people would assume would assure decent spelling skills. I am here to testify that being a voracious reader doesn't do diddly for spelling.
His father is a terrible speller, too, though slightly better than Zteen.
I am only encouraged by the fact that Flannery O'Conner was an absolutely HIDEOUS speller, and she turned out OK.
I was helping Zteen proof his write up (spell check only goes so far), and asked him, "What ARE you going to do when you go to college?"
His answer? "Well, when I get out of here, I'll just get a girlfriend. She can read my papers."
Oh well, at least he'll be checking out their spelling skills instead of other things.....