First off, what exactly is Grammarly?
Grammarly is software that corrects your writing by correcting over 250 different grammatical mistakes, fixing your spelling errors and helps out your vocabulary. In other words, it makes you look like less of an idiot when you’re writing things.
The best part is there is a free version that helps you out enough to get by, but if you really want to step your life up you can get the premium version for less than $150 a year. That like having a personal editor built into your computer that’s available for work whenever you are. That’s money.
Protip: Never pay full price for premium. It seems like damn near monthly they have discounts available, up to 60% off.
I use Google Chrome, and there is a plugin for Grammarly that takes it with me to every site I talk shit on. I can use it to correct my there/they’re/their usage on Facebook and when I troll forums. Money.
Grammarly will explain to you what’s wrong with your writing. Instead of figuring out exactly why your comma is being corrected, it will straight up tell you so you can get better.
One of my favorite features is the weekly progress reports. It breaks down how many words you typed, how many errors it found, and how many unique words you used. Not only that, it will compare you to a whole bunch of other people so you can see how you stack up against other users. Great for the competitive type.
A few of the premium features.
It integrates with Microsoft Word, vastly improving the mediocre corrections native to the Word software. You don’t even need to be connected to the internet to utilize Grammarly from Word.
It will help you do a plagiarism detection for you as well. Perfect for those research projects and bibliographies.
Grammarly will check your writing depending on what you’re writing. It will check your stuff differently whether it’s an essay versus a short story. Very helpful.
Unfortunately, for those of you who use a Chromebook or something of the sort, the plugin is not supported on Google Drive at all. You would have to copy and paste from your Google Doc to the Grammarly editor to find errors.
Overall, if you do any kind of writing you should get Grammarly. Whether you’re using it for reports, news, blog posts, school papers, stories, or eBooks it will help you tremendously. Sign up for the free version to see if it works for you, then if you want to upgrade your writing.
Big dawgs gotta write.