Major Spelling Mistakes
A major spelling mistake is when you make a mess of a word that is especially important in your subject. Or a word which is part of the title of the essay. For instance:
An Engineering student who is writing about tribology (the science of friction and lubrication) but keeps putting 'tribeology' instead.
An English student who is writing an essay on privileged narration and keeps putting 'priveleged' instead.
A Nursing student who is writing an essay on high blood pressure, and puts 'hypotension' instead of 'hypertension'. 'Hypotension' actually means low blood pressure, so this spelling mistake might end up killing somebody.
A Sociology student who is writing an essay on the concept of alienation but spells it as 'alianation'.
And so on - you can think of examples in your own subject. Major Spelling Mistakes are the most important ones. They lose you marks. Why?
Because they concern words which are in the essay title, or words which
are important in your subject and come up a lot in the Module Handbook,
or in handouts that you get from your tutor. If you spell these wrong
- it's a sign that you're not paying attention.
Two more problems:
So what can you do?