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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Grammarly is a really cool writing tool!

This is kind of fun er-funny, actually. I took an old document that I started but never did anything with just to see how my early writing rated. This segment was about 5,000 words. I pasted it into Grammarly and it said it wasn't plagiarized (no kidding, who'd want to plagiarize my old stuff that hasn't been published yet?) but the rest of the check showed the book had some issues. So the question would be, should I bother to rewrite the book or let it collect dust? I used to get A's and B's in college so I am not thrilled that I got 73 out of a hundred, but the program added... "adequate" ah... so there is hope. I think. So should I bother to fix it, or not? That is the question.

SO, if you got a 73 out of a 100 score, would you keep on keeping on or give up? This might explain why the book didn't sell though. Who wants to acquire a book that still needs 27% editing? So this tool looks like it could be a big help to people who want someone techie (or something; I should clarify this is not a person...) to check the details and hey, it's cheaper than hiring a proofreader all the time, especially if the book hasn't sold yet. So what are your thoughts? (Oh, and the program scanned it and responded in less than a minute. So it's not slow either, for those of you who need instant gratification.) Do a Grammar Check right now to see what I mean.

Grammarly found 30 critical writing issues and generated 3 word choice corrections for your text.
Score: 73 of 100    

(adequate, can benefit from revision)

  • The text in this document is original
Contextual Spelling Check5issues
  • Spelling (2)
  • Commonly confused words (3)
  • Ignored words
  • Incorrect use of prepositions (1)
  • Pronoun agreement (1)
  • Use of adjectives and adverbs (2)
  • Punctuation within a sentence (3)
  • Closing punctuation
  • Formal punctuation
Style and Word Choice13issues
  • Writing style (11)
  • Vocabulary use (2)


Martha A. said...

Looks very interesting!

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Sounds really good Grammarly is a good program.

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