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Try out Grammarly in your classes

By

Heather Carroll

February 14, 2021

You may have already heard the buzz about Grammarly@edu at Carthage. In an effort to offer more student-facing writing resources, Carthage has partnered with Grammarly to provide a tool to support sentence-level clarity and correctness. Additionally, Grammarly offers a plagiarism checker that can help students identify accidental instances of plagiarism and make changes before submitting papers for a grade or for instructor feedback. 

A small number of students have already begun using Grammarly@edu and have shared rave reviews of how it has improved their writing, helped them notice patterns in their grammatical errors, and made the writing process more enjoyable. 

The Brainard Writing Center, in coordination with Library and Information Services, would like to invite faculty to access their accounts by logging onto Carthage.onelogin.com and looking for the Grammarly icon there. You can then use the account on your own to test its features and multiple modalities:

  • online
  • desktop
  • browser extension 
  • Microsoft Word extension
  • phone and tablet extension

Students do not yet have access via OneLogin, but you can request access for your class by submitting a list of the user IDs (email addresses) of your students, so we can invite them to get a license. 

  • The easiest way to get a list is to go to your course list on the faculty home page of my.carthage. Use “Export to Excel” and then copy the column containing the email addresses. 
  • Paste the email addresses into an email and send it to help@carthage.edu with the subject: Grammarly request: your name. 
  • You can put multiple classes into a single email.

We encourage you to integrate the use of Grammarly into your writing assignments and also promote the Writing Center as a resource to help students understand the suggestions Grammarly produces and to develop the independence to decide which ones to accept and when to reject suggestions as well. We also hope Grammarly will create greater opportunities for student writers and writing fellows to discuss higher-order writing concerns.

View a Grammarly guide for more detailed instructions on using Grammarly.

SPONSORING DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, OR ORGANIZATION:

Writing Center and LIS

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Heather Carroll, hcarroll@carthage.edu