What is Proofreading Tool?
Proofreading Tool is a free, intelligent, software-driven, online proofreader.
What Does It Do?
Proofreading Tool provides a wide range of useful feedback on your writing, far beyond basic grammar and spell checking.
How Do I Use Proofreading Tool?
After you register and log in, you will be taken to the document management page. To get started, choose the option to either create a new blank document, or upload an existing document. You may upload documents in common formats, including .doc, .docx, .pdf or plain text. If you create a new, blank document, then you may simply copy and paste your text into the editor window.
Every time you upload a new document or change the text within the document editor, Proofreading Tool will automatically begin re-checking your work, searching for potential suggestions and even automatic, one-click fixes. Your changes will also be saved every few seconds automatically.
What Are These Colorful Highlights All Over My Essay?
The multi-colored highlights scattered throughout your document show you where Proofreading Tool found a suggestion or a potential issue. Click within the highlighted areas to find out what kind of potential issues have been found.
After you click the highlighted area, you will be presented with an explanation and examples designed to further illuminate the potential issue. If the suggestion is irrelevant and you would like to ignore it, simply click "Ignore." If you change your mind, you can click the "Undo Last Ignore" button in the tool bar.
All suggestions include a simple explanation. Most will also include examples, and many will even provide a one-click replacement option if Proofreading Tool found a better way to express that word or phrase.
What Should I Do with My Essay When I'm Done?
You may click the "Download" link in the tool bar to download your completed work as a simple text file. If you prefer, you may also use your browser shortcuts to "Select All", then copy and paste into any other medium on your computer or personal device.
What Kinds of Documents Should I Run Through Proofreading Tool?
Emails, eBooks, essays, research papers, speeches, blog posts ... any kind of written English. As long as you want to better express yourself, this is the tool for you.
Who Should Use This Tool?
Proofreading Tool is especially useful as an educational tool. English teachers can point their students to this website with a clear conscience, knowing that their students will receive tons of useful feedback, but they will still have to figure out their own solutions.
Students can and should use Proofreading Tool to pre-grade their essays, research papers or any other written work before handing in their final product for a grade. As burgeoning writers use this tool over time, they will find their ability to express themselves clearing through the written word improving steadily.
Business people can and should use this tool to clarify their writing quality before sending out their next email or business proposal. These people will inspire confidence with their colleagues with their intelligent, clear-cut writing skills.
Content creators and bloggers can and should use this tool to polish their writing quality before sending out onto the internet for the world to see. A well written article or blog post is a joy to read, and will keep subscribers coming back for more.
Marketers of all shapes and sizes can and should run their copy through this tool to make sure they are communicating as clearly and intelligently as possible. Sending out a marketing email with grammar mistakes or poorly worded content is the quickest way to lose people's attention.
How Much Does It Cost?
You will start a one week free trial period when you sign up for Proofreading Tool with a valid email. After this seven day period ends, you may upgrade to the full featured version. Click here for pricing details.
Where Can I Learn More?
Click Here to continue learning about the best ways to use this tool.
Pearson is looking for student essays to help develop additional writing prompts for its online, automated essay scorer. These essays will help us calibrate the evaluation engine that examines student work, gives actionable feedback at point of use, and saves a teacher time by lessening the burden of conferencing on writing assignments.
And here is what you get for participating: By submitting an essay, students and teachers will receive instant FREE feedback on their essay! Students are able to make edits and submit the essay one more time after initial submission to practice the revision process.
Just Follow These Simple Steps:
Select the grade level icon that you currently teach from the right hand side of this page and review what writing prompts are available.
Assign grade level appropriate prompts to your students. It is important that your students are responding to prompts for their own grade levels.
Have the student type their essay in the composition box provided. Students may copy and paste their essay from another word processing system (like Microsoft Word or WordPerfect), but it must be typed in the composition box to receive a valid score.
Have each student select “Get Feedback” and they’re done!