What It Is

Grammarly is a writing improvement tool that helps users to write more effectively and efficiently. It uses advanced algorithms and natural language processing to analyze writing and identify grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style errors, and provides suggestions for improvement. Grammarly can be used to assist you as you write anything from emails to research papers, and it is designed to help users improve their writing skills and communicate more clearly and effectively. 

How to Access It

You can download the Grammarly browser extension or use the Grammarly website ( to access the tool. The browser extension integrates with popular web browsers like Chrome and Safari and automatically checks writing as you type. The website provides a full-featured editor that can be used to check longer documents. Additionally, the ODL provides Grammarly Premium on the computers in the Digital Learning Lab on the third floor of Wright Library.

Teaching Ideas

Idea 1: Writing improvement 


You can encourage your students to use Grammarly to hone their writing skills. Grammarly provides detailed feedback on writing, including suggestions for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style, allowing students to make more informed decisions about their writing. The Premium version, which is available in the Digital Learning Lab, also has a “Sound More Fluent” feature that reviews papers specifically with a focus on recommending language alternatives for cognates, which our international students have found helpful.


Idea 2: Paper editing


You can encourage students to use Grammarly as part of their paper writing and editing process. Grammarly allows them to quickly and easily identify and correct errors in their writing, improving their writing quality and accuracy for papers and assignments.


Idea 3: Plagiarism check


Grammarly Premium allows writers to run a plagiarism check on their papers and assignments. You can encourage your students to use this feature before submitting their assignments to avoid any potential plagiarism issues.


The ODL uses technology when possible to enhance our work. This page was written with the assistance of ChatGPT, OpenAI, Jan. 30, 2023 version.

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