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Grammarly for everyone

We are running a pilot of the Grammarly Premium product through June 30th, 2018.  Please request a trial version (see below). In late May we will send out a survey to guage interest in continuing our access to the Premium version.

What is it and how does it work?

Grammarly comes in 2 flavors: Free and Premium.  If you sign-up, you will get access to the Premium version.

The free version checks for basic spelling, and some grammar rules (around 150 checks), while the Premium version offers over 400 checks on grammar, style, sentence structure, and vocabulary use. On top of that, you get a plagiarism/citation detection tool. The advanced (premium) checks are highlighted in yellow.  to log into the Premium version we suggest you use the google login and use your ObieID@oberlin.edu and password.
It’s easy to use:
  • Copy and paste any English text into Grammarly’s Editor, or install Grammarly’s free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge. Grammarly will help you write correctly on nearly every site on the web.
    OR

    Click on the red circle at the bottom of the page.
  • Grammarly’s algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and even plagiarism. Grammarly explains the reasoning behind each correction, so you can make an informed decision about whether, and how, to correct an issue.
  • Download Grammarly for Microsoft® Office on Windows.

N.B. Unfortunately, it does not work in google docs. However, you can compose in the grammarly.com window and then copy and past into your google doc.

More information about Grammarly can be found on the Grammarly website.

To request an invite to access the premier version via the Oberlin College pilot program, fill out the form below. A survey will be sent out at the end of April to assess this product’s utility in our environment. The pilot runs through June 30th, 2018.  Further access will be determined after assessing usage statistics and feedback from the survey.