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Spelling difficulties as a coms specialist

Fozzuk

Midshipman
I've always been terrible at spelling, not dyslexic bad. But still bad.

I'm due to join the communication apprenticeship course in September and would like to hear from people in the branch about if they think this will cause me many problems, or if it's even realistic to pursue.
 

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Lantern Swinger
I've always been terrible at spelling, not dyslexic bad. But still bad.

I'm due to join the communication apprenticeship course in September and would like to hear from people in the branch about if they think this will cause me many problems, or if it's even realistic to pursue.

It is realistic to pursue, how bad your spelling is will affect how hard things are for you though (ie do you have to complete a task a lot faster than everyone else so you can double/triple check your work).

When you say "not dyslexic bad", were you ever tested? (around 10% of males are) Dyslexia is not binary (you have/you dont have it) it is a sliding scale from no one would normally notice (but makes life hard for the person, and is where I am) to the functionally illiterate.

Anyway a lot of the techniques developed to assist dyslexics will help you and you may find it useful to browse some of the dyslexia websites for these to practice.

A good place to start is probably the British dyslexia association website https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
 

Sunglasses⚓

Midshipman
I was bad at spelling due to dyslexia, since joining comms my spelling has improved. The only time spelling has to be spot on is while typing signals but even then they are normally already written out for you! If you are that worried you could always start practising your spelling
 

Sumo

War Hero
I've always been terrible at spelling, not dyslexic bad. But still bad.

I'm due to join the communication apprenticeship course in September and would like to hear from people in the branch about if they think this will cause me many problems, or if it's even realistic to pursue.
Dyslexia is a condition not a curse, regular word type exercises can help, improve your regular word use.
Have you been assessed?
I am in my 60s didn't officially know I was dyslexic until I was 45 hence I survived a 24 year naval career, finishing as a chief weapons engineer submariner, an in my spare time passed MSc & BSc (HON). So learn your weeknesses and when to ask for help, and find your strength.
Good look.
 
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