5 Ways ProWritingAid Can Help Transform Your Writing As A Student

5 Ways ProWritingAid Can Help Transform Your Writing As A Student

By Hayley Milliman

Learning to write is not easy.

Let’s set aside the part where you have discover how to connect ideas in a logical and enjoyable-to-read way.

When learning to write, you also have to master many, many rules and conventions that govern exactly how to connect those ideas correctly.

There are millions of grammar rules that dictate writing, particularly in the English language, and, as a student, it can be incredibly frustrating to try to figure them all out. However, if you spend time mastering these guidelines, your written work will be much stronger.

While you can spend hours of your own time looking up rules and studying grammar books, you can also use technology to help improve your writing more quickly. ProWritingAid is a grammar guru, writing coach, and style editor all rolled into one easy-to-use online package - perfect for the up-and-coming writer looking to improve his or her work.

Let’s take a look at five ways ProWritingAid can help transform your writing as a student.

#1: By Catching Pesky Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

Let’s face it. One of the worst parts of writing is figuring out exactly where all those silly commas go. Or accidentally putting the wrong version of “there” in a sentence and missing it when you go through an editing stage.
ProWritingAid can help with both problems! ProWritingAid’s grammar check is top-of-the-line and designed to find all of the grammar and spelling mistakes you missed when writing.

By using ProWritingAid’s grammar checker, you’ll ensure that your work is polished and error-free before sending it off to your teacher.


#2: By Making Your Language Stronger

Many writers (and readers) absolutely detest the passive voice. If you didn’t know, passive voice is when the subject of your sentence is “hidden.” Take these two sentences:

  • The dog catches the ball.

  • The ball is caught by the dog.

The second sentence uses passive voice. You don’t find out who caught the ball until the very end of the sentence, meaning the subject is hidden or hard-to-find.

Similarly, you’ll notice that the second sentence is also longer and wordier. As a student writer, you’ll want to improve your writing by making it shorter and more to-the-point. Passive voice is the enemy of short, to-the-point writing.

Many new writers often use passive voice in their work. ProWritingAid offers a real-time checker that catches passive voice mistakes as you’re writing them and (get this) offers suggestions to switch the sentences to active.


#3: By Offering Instant Feedback

If you’re like me, turning in an essay to your teacher or professor was always scary. No matter how long I worked on a piece, I’d worry that I had made a mistake or missed something in my editing. However, I rarely had the time to send my work to a friend or colleague to get checked.

You don’t have to worry about that with ProWritingAid! You can use ProWritingAid anytime, anywhere, so that even if you’re up at 4 in the morning finishing your term paper (we don’t recommend this!), you can get instant feedback on mistakes and weak points in your writing.

With ProWritingAid, you won’t have to worry about getting a second set of eyes to check for a missed quotation mark or sentence that cuts off midway through - the checker will find them for you!

#4: By Analyzing Your Reading Score

As you grow and improve as a writer, you’ll want your work to grow and improve, too. When you’re writing a paper for university, for instance, you’ll want the language you use in your work to be appropriately complex.

ProWritingAid offers a comprehensive readability score in its summary report that measures your work’s readability. You’ll be able to tell whether or not the words you’re using are strong enough (or easy enough) for the specifics of your assignment.

#5: By Giving You Better Word Options

As a new or learning writer, one of your biggest challenges is finding the right words to use in  your work. You’ll want to expand your vocabulary to make your writing more engaging, exciting, and professional.

ProWritingAid offers an incredibly robust thesaurus, which can help you find better, more interesting words. Changing up your language makes your writing more exciting to read and also helps you appear more professional as a writer.


Transform Your Writing Today

We’ve just scratched the surface of what ProWritingAid offers students! There are actually 25 in-depth reports that you get access to when you use ProWritingAid. All of them will help you improve as a writer.

Writing can be tricky, but you don’t have to do it alone! A tool like ProWritingAid will help you get better, faster.