Have you heard about Grammarly?
I guess you have. Before getting Grammarly, I used to see it all around the place. Every time I was searching for spelling checking online, Grammarly was one of my first options. So I decided to give it a try to see what it is about and to answer my question: “Is Grammarly worth it?”
I’ll tell you what I found out:
What is Grammarly?
Grammarly is an online tool that can help you write better. It checks:
Grammarly also calculates what level of education someone has to be to understand the text you’ve been writing. If you’re targeting a specific age group, that can be very useful.
Who Can Use Grammarly?
Well, everyone. It’s pretty easy to use. So I’ll focus on who should use it:
Well, duh! If you write as much as possible, you’re bound to make mistakes. I’m sure that this post is full of these. Just imagine, how many there were before I check it with Grammarly.
I’m not saying that your posts will be perfect. With or without Grammarly. But I have to say that I feel a little more comfortable with writing now that I know something is checking for the serious mistakes.
If you’re an author, then Grammarly is a must-to-use tool. With you writing your new book, do you really have time to worry about grammar errors?
With Grammarly’s plagiarism checker, you won’t have to worry about the plagiarism percentage of your paper. Most professors accept a certain percentage, so make sure you won’t have higher than that.
If you’re writing a report, an email, a social media post or anything else that it would be ridiculous to have grammatical errors, then you SHOULD use a grammar checker. I can’t imagine why someone wouldn’t if they have a choice.
Where To Use Grammarly
You can use Grammarly either on the Grammarly Dashboard or while you’re writing online. All you have to do is enable the browser extension for Grammarly, and you can use it while writing on WordPress, Google Docs, Social Media and a lot of other platforms.
If you use the Dashboard, you can either upload any document to the Dashboard to check for any mistakes or you can create a new document and start writing on Grammarly.
How To Use Grammarly
Set it on Canadian, American, British or Australian English, based on what you need every time. What is your main audience?
You can set goals based on what the context of your document is.
- Intent (Inform, Describe, Convince, Tell a story)
- Audience (General, Knowledgeable, Expert)
- Style (Formal, Informal)
- Emotion (Mild, Strong)
- Domain (Academic, Business, Technical, Creative, Casual)
For Grammarly Premium, you can choose between:
- Monthly — $29.95 USD/month
- Quarterly Subscription — $19.98/month (billed as one payment of $59.95 USD)
- Annual Subscription — $11.66/month (billed as one payment of $139.95 USD)
If you can’t afford the Premium version, there is always the Free one. It doesn’t check for all the mistakes, but it’s pretty good to have!
Is Grammarly Worth It?
Yes, it’s definitely worth it! Even if you don’t want to have the Premium version, the Free one is enough to catch the most common mistakes.
I love Grammarly because I get a safety net against all the stupid mistakes I do while rushing to write. If you’re writing any kind of article, novel or book, I’d recommend you to get the free version.
Let me know what you think about Grammarly and, if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer! Any suggestions are always welcome, so tell me about topics you’d like me to write.
And if you liked this, check out more tools to use on your blog.
See you next time!