Getting started with Grammarly@edu
How to sign up for an ACES Grammarly@edu account
The College of ACES has renewed the license for Grammarly@edu, that all students, faculty and staff in the College can use during the 2016-17 academic year. We have received a number of good feedback about Grammarly@edu from instructors who have had their students use it for writing assignments in their classes and undergraduate and graduate students who use it to review/revise their writing assignments. Please find the instructions to set up a Grammarly@edu account on our internal site, if you are a new user in the College of ACES.
If you already have an account from our previous license, you can continue to use your firstname.lastname@example.org login and password previously created.
If you have not used it previously, please see below for more information about the program.
Grammarly@edu is an online computerized program that scans written documents and provides an in-depth, extensive grammar review complete with explanations on more than 250 types of potential writing errors. The main purpose of the program is to help the users produce a more polished final written product while improving their writing techniques. Although this software may not be completely error-proof, we believe that the features of the program can aid in enhancing writing skills, and more importantly, help students learn how to avoid grammatical errors. There is no "accept all" feature on Grammarly@edu which means that students must decide for themselves how to improve their writing, using the options provided by the software tool.
Please consider utilizing this program in the courses you and your graduate students teach. For example, you may wish to provide information about Grammarly@edu, and how to access it, on your Compass site for your course. You are encouraged to use the attached information as you make this tool available to your students.
The program is available to all College of ACES students, faculty, and staff. The license is only for our College, so please do not share the sign up info with anyone outside of our college, other than the students in your course. You may provide access to Grammarly@edu to non-ACES students IF they are enrolled in a course that has an ACES rubric.
Assistant Dean Soo Lee (email@example.com) is available to answer questions that arise. Please let us know if you find this tool useful or not, as we will need to make a decision again as to whether to renew our contract with Grammarly@edu for next year.
Other Available Writing Assistance Resources
**Grammarly Handbook, for help with grammar, punctuation and mechanics, style and word uses: http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/ .
**University of Illinois Writers Workshop: http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/. The workshop offers scheduled individual appointments for students with a writing consultant to review homework and other written work.