i just got a nokia 3710 and i need to know how i can change it so that when im typing something it doesnt snap to a different word
When typing a text message, press options then look for Text Input Mode. You will have the option to use traditional or predictive text input. More information can be found on page 25 of the user manual.
You can get the manual here in the Cell Phones Etc. website from the Nokia 3710 Fold product page.