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Monday, May 21, 2012

Paper Rater – A Powerful Online Proofreader for Authors

Filed under: Author Tips — Larry James @ 8:00 am

If you are a writer, you need to know about It’s is a FREE resource, developed and maintained by linguistics professionals and graduate students. is used by schools and universities in over 46 countries to help students improve their writing. combines the power of natural language processing (NLP), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, information retrieval (IR), computational linguistics, data mining, and advanced pattern matching (APM). They offer the most powerful writing tools available on the internet today.

Paper Rater offers three tools (each a sum of their parts): Grammar Checking, Plagiarism Detection and Writing Suggestions.

To make use of these tools, click “Use Now for Free” and scroll down on the new page. There, you will be able to copy/paste your title, your writing, the works you cited (which I guess is only of importance for students… like me? Unless you’re working on a non-fiction piece of course), select your education level, the type of paper you’re submitting (options are essay, email, research paper, short story, and many others) and you can select the “originality detection”, which is slower but I suggest you select “include” it because it offers some interesting insights. Then, you can select “get report”.

It may take some time to load. Then, you’ll be sent to a new page where you’ll be offered insights on a few points. If your score on one or more of these points is low, it’ll suggest some ways to improve your paper. If it’s high, you can gloat and be proud!

The Vocab Builder – In case you got a less than good score on Vocabulary Words, it’ll offer you the Vocab Builder, which is another tool that Paper Rater offers. I’ve found that, even if you do get a high score on Vocabulary Words, this is a great way to practice your vocab. Not only will it just randomly offer your words and a few synonyms, it will also offer you some examples of how the word is used in a sentence. Pretty neat, if you’d ask me.

Let Paper Rater assist you in your proofreading!

They also feature an Online Proof Reader.

Larry’s Note: A special “thank you!” to Manon Eileen for calling these writing tools to my attention!


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1 Comment »

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    Comment by sebastianclouth — Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

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