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Writing Tools for the Self-directed Learner Part 2.

In part 1 of this four part series, I introduced a free vocabulary tool that helped learners profile their words in their essays.  In part 2, this week’s tool is a grammar one called PaperRater.

PaperRater: Grammar checker

PaperRater is a software that checks your grammar and vocabulary usage. It is free to use though it offers a “premium service” at a cost.  It’s quite user friendly.  After you click on the “Use Now FREE!” button, you add a title, paste your essay into a blank template, select education level (e.g. 12 grade, college, graduate school, etc.), type of paper (e.g. essay or research report), fill out a captcha, agree to terms and click “Get Report” at the bottom of the page. (See image below).

PaperRater Template for adding essay.
PaperRater Template for adding essay.

There is an optional area to paste works cited. The “originality detection” (i.e. plagiarism check) is set to “skip” by default setting. It can be set to “include” that feature, however it will slow down the process. Continue reading “Writing Tools for the Self-directed Learner Part 2.”