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posted: Aug. 25, 2013 @ 10:41a
This book is not so much spelling as it is a sort of version of Scrabble. Instead of making new words by adding letters to the beginning or end, the author presents words with missing letters in varying places and the goal is to figure out the various possibilities for the absent letters. Answers are provided after each exercise.
Of course, with this being a Kindle book, even if read on a PC it is not possible to fill in the missing letters on-screen and thus the exercises must be copied by hand to paper (no cut and paste on a Kindle reader - even PC.)
As far as the book being touted as "Illustrated", there are photographs of buildings inserted every so often which have nothing whatsoever to do with the exercises.
The stated goal of the author (whose degree is in computer science - not English) is to deal with cognitive pattern recognition, not a word about improving spelling techniques per se. The exercises are interesting games but how this book would be useful in preparing a student for college English is not immediately obvious.
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