November is National Novel Writing Month

  • Published: Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

Here are a few tools to help teachers and students be more successful in writing. All the tools are free or have a free/limited version.

  • The Most Dangerous Writing App will challenge students by forcing them to continue to write or lose it all. The website allows you to type words in timed increments ranging from five minutes to an hour. If you stop typing, however, all progress is lost.
  • Hemingway gives students quick feedback on a few key elements of writing. Just paste your text into the website and Hemingway highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.
  • ProWritingAid combines a grammar checker, style editor and writing mentor in one. This writing tool checks things like vague words, sentence length and overused words. It is available at the website or integrates into many of the most popular browsers as an extension or plugin.
  • Grammarly is one of the most well-known assistants, Grammarly helps you “eliminate writing errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.” It includes real-time feedback on other platforms like Gmail, Google Docs, Twitter, LinkedIn and nearly everywhere else you write.