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Better Spelling
By School Software
BBC Model B

Published in A&B Computing 4.09

Better Spelling

This program is probably the antithesis of the Read Right Away series. While, as I've mentioned in the above review, that series presents the material in a more interesting way than any work card or text book I've seen, this program does little more than can be achieved on a duplicated sheet.

They say a picture can be worth a thousand words, so I'll save you the bother of reading by presenting you with three screen dumps from the program which say it all. At least if it were a duplicated sheet, the teacher - I hope - would not present sentences printed in block capital letters nor expect responses to be written in upper case letters.

True, the computer responds with the right answer if a mistake is made, but these can always be printed on the reverse of the worksheet. I imagine that a workbook of this material could be produced for about 50 pence and the computer left free for some far more exciting work! Not one I'll be putting into my school's collection!

Des Thomas

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