People will judge you
That’s it in a nutshell. Sure we don’t need to spell accurately or write clear coherent sentences to pass courses or even to survive in the world these days.
We have tools that enable us to get on with life with poor spelling and bad grammar. That’s fine most of the time. However…
Don’t try and apply for a job or a promotion with a letter or CV containing spelling mistakes or poor grammar. You won’t get hired. And forget about any kind of credibility in a business writing context.
Also, just in general:
- In situations where your writing is highly visible (such as on the internet), people will judge you based on your ability to spell and write well.
Poor spelling and crappy writing don’t indicate low intelligence so don’t get me wrong. However, I do think that clear, coherent writing of any kind does reflect good thinking skills.
And it’s something you can learn and teach. Now… any spelling mistakes here? let me know in the comments.