Writing is the principal past time of being a student. There is a never-ending list of essays, assignments or narratives. Writing, however, is not for everyone. Not everyone has the ability to sit down and have the words just flow coherently, to form a great piece of writing.
Software developers have, therefore, come up with an assortment of tools to help us along. If you want to know how to become a better writer than you must have these tools in your system.
So, what are some of these tools? Let’s take a look:
Word Counter is the perfect tool to help students keep track of how many times a specific word has been used in a document. We often overuse certain words or phrases, without realizing it. This tool will help combat that.
Language Tool is very useful for picking up unnoticed errors, including syntax, spelling and grammatical errors.
Google Docs is a free web-based, collaborative word processor, spreadsheet and form application that allows the student to create and edit documents in real time.
Freedom is an excellent tool to assist students to stay focused on the task at hand. It limits the amount of time spent on time-wasting websites.
MindMup is of huge help for students who can come up with inspired concepts, and know how to research them, but struggle to carry through to completion. This tool helps them to keep their thoughts and ideas organized.
Readable can be used to ensure the readability of the article is well suited to the level of education for which the paper is being written.
Grammarly in an online tool that can be used to find and highlight spelling and grammatical errors.
ReadWriteThink is a multi-faceted application that offers tools for all three functions suggested in its name. It is especially useful at the high school level, offering interactive online tools to help with the writing of business letters and template creation.
Cliché Finder will help writers find all clichés in a document; which can make or break the article. When correctly used, clichés can add to an article, but glib overuse can completely ruin it.
These tools are invaluable for saving time and minimizing both grammatical and spelling errors. They are also very useful to eradicate plagiarism and alert the writer to the inappropriate use of clichés.
In this day and age, when students are under more pressure than ever, to perform, these tools can be invaluable in ensuring quality documents and articles, the first time.