What is Grammarly?

Grammarly is an automated proofreader that checks for more than 250 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. It helps enhance vocabulary usage through word suggestions and also attempts to correct possible plagiarism issues by suggesting text changes and properly formatted citations. You can correct mistakes with a single click. Grammarly’s algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Grammarly explains the reasoning behind each correction, so you can make an informed decision about whether, and how, to correct an issue. All you have to do is click to accept a suggested correction or dismiss one. Grammarly tracks your personal issues through the week and provides a personal summary report of types of mistakes you made throughout the week.

How does Grammarly work? What can I do with it?

You can use Grammarly in any of the following manners:

  • Copy and paste any English text into Grammarly's online text editor
  • Upload a document to your Grammarly profile
  • Install Grammarly's free browser plug-in extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer & Edge not currently supported)
  • Install add-on for Microsoft Word documents and/or Outlook email (check warnings prior to installing)

Grammarly is great for a lot of different text related functions:

  • Automatically check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes
  • Suggest word changes to help improve your vocabulary
  • Prevent plagiarism by checking for citations and options to re-word paragraphs

Preferred ways of accessing Grammarly:

  • Copy and paste any English text into Grammarly's online text editor
  • Upload a document to your Grammarly profile

Other means of access:

  • Install Grammarly's free browser plug-in extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer and Edge are not currently supported).
      • Privacy Warning: If you install the browser add-on, Grammarly will be recording all your keystrokes within your browser so that it can let you know if you are making any errors. Given this, it is best to disable Grammarly before you enter any passwords or other confidential information into your browser. Grammarly can be temporarily disabled by right-clicking on the Grammarly icon in your browser, clicking on Manage Extensions, and then unchecking the Enabled box for Grammarly. For additional privacy concerns, please see Terms of Service description and Quora's response about these concerns.
  • Install the add-on for Microsoft Word documents and/or Outlook Email Client (check warnings in the documentation below prior to installing).
  • Install the mobile keyboards
    • iOS keyboard is live and available in the App Store
    • Android keyboard is coming soon
    • Privacy Warning: If you install the keyboards, Grammarly will be recording all your keystrokes so that it can let you know if you are making any errors. Given this, it is best to disable Grammarly before you enter any passwords or other confidential information on your mobile device.

 

Installation and Support Information

UWG provides the Premium Education versions of Grammarly for free for all UWG faculty, students, and staff. If you need support or assistance with Grammarly, please contact Janet Gubbins via phone (678-839-0630) or email (jgubbins@westga.edu)

To install and set up your FREE UWG Premium Grammarly account:


If you would like to use Grammarly with Microsoft Word, view the document that is linked below:

  • Please read all warnings and suggestions prior to installing the MS Word add-on. These can be found in any of the Grammarly documentation files that are linked in this section.
  • If you still want to install the MS Word add-on, follow the Microsoft Word Installation Instructions.

Other Grammarly Products

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