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Will Grammarly guarantee you an A?
No, but it can help you improve both your papers and your proofreading and editing skills.
We all want a quick fix from time to time, but there are no foolproof shortcuts when it comes to the writing process. Although Grammarly addresses sentence-level issues of grammar, punctuation, and usage, it cannot address issues of content and development.
Grammarly is meant to act as a supplement to the instruction and help you are receiving from your instructors, your peer editing sessions, and your Writing Center visits. It can help point out areas of weakness in your writing and give you the talking points you need to get constructive feedback from your teachers and tutors. It also helps reinforce the importance of revision and editing in the writing process. It is not, however, a substitute for classroom instruction or time spent in the Writing Center.
As you use Grammarly, keep in mind that its suggestions are based on computer algorithms that can’t possibly account for all the nuances of the English language. As a result, the program will occasionally make suggestions that are inappropriate for your paper. This is why it is so important for you to engage with the revision and editing process by reading the suggestions carefully and understanding the concepts before deciding whether or not to incorporate the suggested changes.
If you are struggling to understand the feedback you receive from Grammarly, come visit us in the Writing Center. We’re here to help.
Betty J. Evans Tutoring Center
Southworth Library Learning Commons
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617