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Description: Grammarly is an editing website that checks documents for grammar, spelling, and content. You can either upload an already created document or type directly into the Grammarly platform. You then select the intent, audience, style, and emotion of your work. Grammarly scans your document and offers suggestions to fix both common and complex errors. It provides an explanation for each suggestion so you understand why it is calling attention to an item. For each suggestion, you have the option of accepting the suggestion of Grammarly or ignoring it and keeping your original work. Once you are finished, you can download the corrected document to your computer.
Grammarly is completely free and I found it to be extremely simple to use. It is available as both a website and a Google Chrome Extension. I used the website version and was able to quickly upload and scan a discussion post I created for class. There is a premium version but the free version had all of the tools I needed.
Grammarly would be a great tool to use in the writing process. We do a lot of peer editing. When students are finished peer editing, they could use Grammarly to see if there are additional mistakes they did not catch. If used over time, I think students would learn to make better use of peer editing time. The visual support that Grammarly provides, along with the explanation of errors, can help improve student writing mechanics. Students can use this tool for any writing, both formal and informal. I believe using this repeatedly will help them become better writers.