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Essay Checker: Free Online Paper Corrector
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Why Should You Use a Free Essay Checker?
The simple answer? Good grammar is necessary, but it’s not easy. You've already done countless hours of research to write the essay. You don’t want to spend countless hours correcting it, too.
You'll get a better grade
Good grammar or its absence can determine if you get a good grade or a failing one. Impress your lecturer not just with how grammatically sound your writing is, but how clear it is and how it flows.
You'll save time
Essay writing can be a long and tedious process. ProWritingAid's essay checker saves you the hassle by acting as the first line of defense against pesky grammar issues.
You'll become a better writer
Essay writing is a particular skill and one that becomes better with practice. Every time you run your essay through ProWritingAid’s essay corrector, you get to see what your common mistakes are and how to fix them.
Good Writing = Good Grades
It’s already hard to know what to write in an essay. Don’t let grammar mistakes hinder your writing and prevent you from getting a good grade. ProWritingAid’s essay checker will help you write your best essay yet. Since the checker is powered by AI, using it means that grammar errors don’t stand a chance. Give your professors something to look forward to reading with clear, concise, and professional writing.
How Does ProWritingAid’s Essay Checker Work?
Your goal in essay writing is to convey your message as best as possible. ProWritingAid's essay checker is the first step towards doing this.
Get Rid of Spelling Errors
ProWritingAid’s essay checker will show you what it thinks are spelling errors and present you with possible corrections. If a word is flagged and it’s actually spelt correctly you can always choose to ignore the suggestion.
Fix Grammar Errors
Professors aren’t fans of poor grammar because it interrupts your message and makes your essay hard to understand. ProWritingAid will run a grammar check on your paper to ensure that your message is precise and is being communicated the way you intended.
Get Rid of Punctuation Mistakes
A missing period or comma here and there may not seem that serious, but you’ll lose marks for punctuation errors. Run ProWritingAid’s paper checker to use the correct punctuation marks every time and elevate your writing.
Make sure that in the grand scheme your language is not too complicated. The essay checker's built in readability report will show if your essay is easy or hard to read. It specifically zones in on paragraphs that might be difficult to read so you can review them.
What Else Can the Essay Checker Do?
The editing tool analyzes your text and highlights a variety of key writing issues, such as overused words, incohesive sentence structures, punctuation issues, repeated phrases, and inconsistencies.
You don’t need to drown your essay in words just to meet the word count. ProWritingAid’s essay checker will help to make your words more effective. You'll get to construct your arguments and make sure that every word you use builds towards a meaningful conclusion.
Transition words help to organize your ideas by showing the relationship between them. The essay checker has a built in Transition report that highlights and shows the percentage of transitions used in your essay. Use the results to add transitions where necessary.
An engaging essay has sentences of varying lengths. Don’t bore your professor with long, rambling sentences. The essay checker will show you where you need to break long sentences into shorter sentences, or add more sentence length variation.
Generally, in scholarly writing, with its emphasis on precision and clarity, the active voice is preferred. However, the passive voice is acceptable in some instances. When you run your essay through ProWritingAid’s essay checker, you get feedback on whether you 'r e using the passive or active voice to convey your idea.
There are academic specific power verbs like appraise , investigate , debunk , support , etc., that can add more impact to your argument by giving a more positive and confident tone. The essay checker will check your writing for power verbs and notify you if you have less than three throughout your essay.
It's easy to get attached to certain phrases and use them as crutches in your essays but this gives the impression of boring and repetitive writing. The essay checker will highlight your repeats and suggest contextually relevant alternatives.
Gain access to in-house blog reports on citations, how to write a thesis statement, how to write a conclusion, and more. Venture into a world of resources specific to your academic needs.
What Kinds of Papers Does ProWritingAid Correct?
No matter what you’re writing, ProWritingAid will adapt and show you where your edits are needed most.
- Textual Analysis
- Lab reports
- Case studies
- Literature reviews
- Research papers
Professors and students love using ProWritingAid
If you're an English teacher, you need to take a look at this tool - it reinforces what you're teaching, highlights strengths and weaknesses, and makes it easier to personalize instruction.
Only reason I managed to get an A in all my freshmen composition classes.
Great tool for academic work. Easy to use and the reports and summary evaluation of your documents in several categories is very useful. So much more than spelling and grammar!
Questions & Answers
1. how do i use the essay checker online tool.
You can either copy and paste your essay in the essay checker field or upload your essay from your computer. Your suggestions will show once you enter text. You’ll see a number of possible grammar and spelling issues. Sign up for free to get unlimited suggestions to improve your writing style, grammar, and sentence structure. Avoid unintentional plagiarism with a premium account.
2. Does the essay checker work with British English and American English?
The essay checker works with both British English and American English. Just choose the one you would like to use and your corrections will reflect this.
3. Is using an essay checker cheating?
No. The essay checker won’t ever write the essay for you. It will point out possible edits and advise you on changes you need to make. You have full autonomy and get to decide which changes to accept.
4. Will the essay checker auto-correct my work?
The essay writing power remains in your hands. You choose which suggestions you want to accept and you can ignore those that you don’t think apply.
5. Is there a student discount?
Students who have an eligible student email address can get 20% off ProWritingAid Premium. Email [email protected] from your student email address to access your discount.
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Besides US and UK English, the grammar checker corrects Spanish, French and German.
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Spelling may seem straightforward, but basic spell-checks often don’t recognize many specialist terms you might use in your writing, incorrectly marking them as mistakes.
Scribbr has a large dictionary of recognized words, so you can feel confident every word is 100% correct.
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Our Grammar Checker takes away all your punctuation worries. Avoid common mistakes with:
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Avoid word choice errors
Should you use “affect” or “effect” ? Is it “then” or “than” ? Did you mean “there,” “their,” or “they’re” ?
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A Grammar Checker for all English variants
There are important differences between the versions of English used in different parts of the world, including UK and US English . Our grammar checker supports a variety of major English dialects:
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Frequently asked questions
The Scribbr Grammar Checker is a tailor-made AI-powered tool that can correct basic language, grammar, style, and spelling errors. We run it so that our editors are free to focus on what they do best: making sure that your paper is free of more nuanced mistakes and providing you with helpful feedback and writing tips.
The Scribbr Grammar Checker is a pro at correcting basic mistakes – and a human editor will still be carefully reviewing your full text – so you can rest assured that your paper is in very good hands!
When you receive back a document that has been reviewed by the Scribbr Grammar Checker, you’ll see two sets of tracked changes in it: one set from the grammar checker and one set from your editor. That way, you can easily tell who made what changes in your paper.
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We tested ten of the most popular free grammar checkers to see how many errors they could fix in our sample text and deducted points for any new errors introduced. We also evaluated the tools’ usability.
When compared all the other grammar checkers we tested for this comparison and Scribbr performed exceptionally well. It was successful in detecting and correcting 19 of the 20 errors. See the full review here .
If our grammar checker flags an error that is not actually an error, you have several options:
1. Ignore the error: Most grammar checkers allow users to skip or ignore suggestions they do not agree with or find irrelevant. If you are confident that the flagged “error” is not an issue, you can bypass the suggestion and move on to the next one.
2. Review the context: Take a moment to thoroughly review the context surrounding the flagged error. Sometimes, the initial correct usage might still create confusion or ambiguity within the specific context, and reconsidering the phrasing could improve overall clarity.
Yes, this grammar checker covers the following mistakes:
1. Grammar: Correction of grammatical errors such as subject-verb agreement, tense usage, and sentence structure
2. Spelling: identification and correction of spelling errors, including typos and commonly confused words.
3. Punctuation: Detection and rectification of punctuation errors, including incorrect use of commas, periods, colons, and other punctuation.
4. Word choice errors: Catch words that sound similar but aren’t, like their vs. they’re and your vs. you’re.
Yes. There’s no sign up or payment required to use the grammar checker.
Yes. The grammar checker fixes any text, no matter what the medium is.
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Frequently asked questions
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Writer uses artificial intelligence to act as your personal instant online proofreader. Our proofreading tool thoroughly scans your text to make sure you’re using correct punctuation, including dashes, commas, and quotations. Writer also makes sure your words are spelled correctly and that you’re using proper grammar. Writer’s proprietary AI ensures that your writing uses consistent punctuation and sentence structure.
Writer uses techniques from artificial intelligence, such as deep learning. Deep learning systems start out with the capacity to learn, and then are trained to recognize patterns by being shown many examples. For example, we teach the Writer deep learning grammar error correction system to correct subject/verb agreement by showing it many examples of subjects and verbs. We might show it “Writer's AI writing assistant helps everyone at your company write with the same style, terminology, and brand voice” and tell the model that this is a good sentence. Then, we would change the verb "write" to the incorrect "writes". As in, “Writer's AI writing assistant helps everyone at your company writes with the same style, terminology, and brand voice” and tell the model that this is a bad sentence. Writes should be write. We do this millions and millions of times, and the model learns. It doesn't just memorize examples, but gets a "feel" for things. And at Writer, we are very careful about the training data we feed our model, because good data helps the model generalize well.
You know what they say: Every writer needs an editor. Even the best writers need proofreaders. Whether you’re a professional writer or a novice, it’s critical to proofread your writing before you consider it “final.”
Well-written content is more important than ever before. In today’s world, quality writing often makes the difference between getting the top grade, the best performance review, or the most-read website content.
Writer’s proofreading checker helps you get ahead in work, school, and life by ensuring that you’re communicating effectively. Using incorrect punctuation could cause your reader to become confused or worse yet, frown upon your writing. With the Writer proofreading tool, you can be confident that your writing uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
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Thousands of people use Writer’s proofreading checker regularly to give them peace of mind. Professional writers, business leaders, students, and teachers rely on Writer’s proprietary proofreading AI technology to correct writing mistakes in reports, papers, essays, and important projects.
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Our free online proofreading tool makes sure your text is clear, consistent, and good. We automatically catch everything from typos to nuanced grammatical errors and vocabulary improvements. This is the proofreading help you need!
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Yes! When you sign up for Writer, you’ll get access to a powerful and easy-to-use web app and extensions that check your writing in real-time for punctuation, tone, writing style, plagiarism, formality, readability, and more.
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