Einstein's Theory of Relativity is often regarded as one of the most brilliant essays ever written. So why were you likely unimpressed when you read this excerpt? Because it doesn't matter how smart you are if you can't spell.
As a teenager you spend a lot of time learning and just as much time proving to others how smart you've become. You're turning in the usual homework assignments while applying for colleges, internships, and even full time jobs.
That's a lot of writing. And guess what? It's not going to stop. Most professional careers require you to engage in some writing activity on a regular basis. Even if the writing is light, odds are you're going to change jobs often in your career, and doing so usually requires a cover letter and resume.
If your spelling suffers, chances are your future will too.
Not to worry -- even if your spelling skills are weak, you're a young dog who can be taught new tricks. The first step is identifying misspelled words. We've assembled three professional documents, each with their share of misspelled or misused words.
Next to the sample will be some clues and answers that you can check.
Once you're comfortable with identifying misspelled words, you can try your hand at the final sample. In this one, click on a misspelled word and it will fix itself. But be careful -- If you click on a word that isn't misspelled, an ugly black smudge will appear, and you'll find yourself caught without an eraser.
Finally, we owe Albert Einstein an apology. We took his original words and altered them to make a point about spelling. The actual excerpt appears below.