Today I would like to talk about Grammarly how it works to help people to both write and speak English. Even for someone from Texas, we think we talk just fine, but some people wonder if we are speaking English at all.
Learning English is school was not very fun for me, and I did not pay attention in class, which I regretted later in life. Before finding out about Grammarly, MS Word, and other such programs is what I used to learn better English.
That practice can only take you so far, and when you want to write professionally, you need to understand English. Most people do not understand English very well.
Every little bit helps, so think about which way you want the influence to go. Do you wish to improve and hear people steadily making good comments about your writing skills? Be careful, some will ask you to do their work for them.
What exactly is the Grammarly Software
Grammarly is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered software that assists people by helping to correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation in real-time as you are writing.
The best way to get a sense of what Grammarly is would be too take a look at the many features that Grammarly offers:
- Browser Extension – allows full functionality right in the browsers you are using.
- Mobile Keyboard – works on your smartphones and tablets to make your text sound more professional.
- Native Desktop App – activates right from your desktop in places you do not think about.
- MS Office Add-in – allows all the MS programs to be double-checked by another application (that actually works better in my opinion).
- Basic Checks – the free version for people to test-drive the software.
- Premium Checks – the Premium version takes it to a whole other level; when I first upgraded to premium, it was to see where my mistakes were happening, what ended up taking place was an education in English.
The AI-driven program is an excellent way to study English on a whole other level without feeling like you are in an English class.
How it Helps People Improve
The benefits of using Grammarly goes beyond the necessary English skills. The AI is reading the text and making suggestions so that you make sure you are saying what you think you are saying.
One of the reasonably recent upgrades to the Premium service is the icon that tells you how your tone is coming across to the reader, this did not seem like much at first, but it is another way to ensure you are presenting yourself right.
Grammarly’s tone detector takes a combination of the rules and uses machine learning through the AI technology to identify signals in your writing that will tell how your message will most likely be received.
Aside from that recent addition, the Premium upgrade is well worth the price for all the other excellent benefits to the user. It has been almost a year since I upgraded to the Premium, and I have really enjoyed the process of learning, which it naturally does for people.
Grammarly can be downloaded quickly, and when you attach it to your Google account, if you’re an Android user like me, it goes to all of your devices.
That service is excellent, and once you set it up, it is working for you all the time. The power is impressive, especially when you look back at the progress over a more extended period.
If you are serious about improving their English skills need to use this service, the cost is about $140 per year when you pay annually, heck that comes out to less than $12 per month!
For most professional people, that is an affordable price, and the measure of help that it can do to your career is immense. Your boss will slowly begin to notice that something is going on, and will not be able to put their finger on it, but you will know!
The small things in life are where people find the best satisfaction when we take the time to savor the moments. That is something that I realized about Grammarly this year.
Looking back at the last year and a half since beginning my blogging website, it has gotten easier to write, and it is much more fun now.
My first blog was about 800 words and took me six hours to finish writing. After six months, I went back to reread it and was shocked at how bad it was, but that is all part of the learning experience.
What stood out to me was the story I was telling did not get conveyed correctly, even after all that toiling over the content. I am grateful to Wealthy Affiliate for the training that encourages people just to do it, most people would not try if they think about it too long!
A picture is worth a thousand words, lets that comparison look at the before and after stats from Grammarly’s weekly update. Back in September (2019) here is what it looked like:
Today at the end of 2019 here is what the latest update looks like:
The point of this comparison is to point out two things one is the improvement in the mastery improved from 38% to 78%. That is a vast improvement that I was not trying to do consciously, it just happened on its own.
The other point is the passing a million-word mark was not even a thought in my head or in my goals. I did have an intention to publish around 200,000 words on my blog, and I surpassed that, but nowhere near a million words.
What we have to remember is that when you are researching things online, that inflates the numbers because Grammarly is scanning that material as you read it online as well.
The last point about Grammarly making you a better blogger is the plagiarism checker, it works better than any of the other software I have come across and it makes you feel better to know that your content is unique before publishing.
Grammarly does work for people. If you are wanting to improve your English skills, take a close look at the Premium upgrade, the benefits are outstanding.
The cost is reasonable at just under $12 a day for annual subscribers and the value far out weights the price. Make your blogs, reports, and even texting more professional, and without thinking about it, improve your English.
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Best Wishes to everyone in the New Year!
2020 is going to be a fantastic year. I can feel it in the air!