Accurate spelling is obviously an important outcome of every student's elementary and high school education. It is true that some research indicates a very low correlation between spelling ability and reading or verbal background. However, it is also true that correct spelling in the world of business is emphasized, perhaps out of proportion to the rest of the graduate's educational attainments. We cannot deny that prospective employees are measured on the basis of some first impressions. His appearance, however superficial that may seem, his conversation, and his letter of application or sample of writing in his resume-these are still the basic ingredients for employment.
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