What is MOI?
I've heard MOI is a useful spelling technique. What is it exactly? Does it work?
Hi James - MOI is not really a spelling technique. It is rather a scientific concept which underpins some very modern spelling programs. It stands for Mental Orthographic Image. MOI-based spelling systems emphasize the importance of repeated exposure of a word as a picture that the brain learns to immediately recognize.
An MOI approach moves away from spelling techniques that rely on learning rules and principles about spelling (you know, the 'I before E except after C' variety?). It has won a great deal of support in research circles.
I hope that makes sense. Let me know if you need any further clarification.
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