I’m going back to school! Recently, I decided I needed more in my life, and I wasn’t entirely sure what that meant. Since graduating from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2015 with my Bachelors of Arts (Major: Environmental Studies), I knew I needed more education to get anywhere. Three years later, I’m pursuing the course calendars at BCIT and Ryerson.
With my credit card in hand and a nod of approval, I registered at Ryerson to begin my Certificate in Public Relations starting this September. I can’t believe it; it’s terrifying. But you know what, I’m not so scared because I have Grammarly to help me rock this school year and put my best writing out there.
If you’re a long time reader of my blog, and social media you know my grammar skills are less than impressive. Despite 6-7 years of post secondary education, my writing could use some improvement. And while practice makes perfect, I need some help getting there, and that is where Grammarly comes in.
I’m not sure where I discovered Grammarly… Honestly, I probably googled “grammar check programs” and found the link there. But, since downloading the free program, I’ve been hooked. I quickly signed up for a premium service, and I’m head over heels with the experience. And I’m telling you all about it because if you click some of these links and decide it’s awesome, I can earn affiliate dollars. It’s not cost to you, but it helps this wanna-be blogging student.
3 Reasons you need Grammarly
- Software Spell Check sucks.
- Grammarly goes where you go.
- Grammarly teaches you.
I have a MacBook with Microsoft word and pages installed. Microsoft Word has the better spell check software, but it tends to crash all the time for me. I don’t use it. I use PAges. But the spell check function in pages doesn’t provide a good review of my grammar. So, even tho I push the handy little button, I still end up getting feedback about how I could improve my writing both in the SEO box of my WordPress and from fellow bloggers who are much better copy editors. When I use Grammarly, Grammarly catches almost * everything!
It didn’t catch that time I used too many “I’s” in my post about HumBird Stretchy Flats. Thanks to Mama Loups Den for helping me out there.
Grammarly is both a software and a plug in. I can use Grammarly at the cabin, and I can use Grammarly at home. I just type in the software on my computer and check as I go. What I love more, is Grammarly is present on my web browser to give me feedback when I’m writing an email, in WordPress, or even on Facebook.
Most importantly, I love using Grammarly because Grammarly explains how I can improve. Instead of just correcting my problems, Grammarly talks me thru it. Now I feel like I’m learning and becoming a better writer. Even the past two weeks of using Grammarly, I make fewer comma errors and have mastered some of my frequently misspelt words.
Maybe one day I won’t need Grammarly?
Hahahahaha. Unlikely, I’m not that awesome. In the meanwhile, it’s cheaper than paying for an English course and trying to remember all the weird English grammar rules.
So, with another school year around the corner, I’m feeling more confident than ever. Not only am I mastering the grammar and writing skills here on my blog, but I’m going to crush it this year with my school assignments. And I’m going to make sure I’m never plagiarizing with Grammarly plagiarise tools.
The one thing I don’t like about Grammarly is… you loose fancy formatting when you copy and paste into the Grammarly software.