Virtual Writing Tutor
Check your English Spelling and Grammar using this free English as a Second Language grammar checker. Simply paste your text in the text box below, hit ‘Check spelling’ and then ‘Check grammar’ to see suggested corrections and links to free error correction activities.
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I ask students to check their writing for errors using Virtual Writing Tutor. It is particularly effective at catching second language writing errors. It returns some false alarms, but it catches errors that MS Word misses. I use it with my students to help them with peer assessment activities. With it, they can check to see if an anonymous classmate has corrected all his or her errors. I would certainly recommend it to a colleague since it can dramatically reduce the number of errors a student makes in a final draft, and therefore it reduces the amount of time the teacher has to spend on providing corrective feedback.