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Using Grammarly

Grammarly’s online writing assistance and anti-plagiarism tools encourage polished grammar and a professional writing style.

How Can Grammarly Help You?

Grammarly Premium can help you improve spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and style in your writing. Grammarly uses grammar-checking technology to review and improve text at lightning speed, correcting grammar, spelling, word choice, and style mistakes with extreme accuracy.

As you type, Grammarly Premium checks your text for hundreds of common and advanced writing issues. Grammarly checks for grammatical errors, such as subject-verb agreement, article use, and modifier placement; and it also checks for contextual spelling mistakes, phonetic spelling mistakes, and irregular verb conjugations. Grammarly also provides synonym and other work-choice suggestions to make your writing more readable and precise.

Grammarly Accounts

Grammarly Premium is available for use by all current Piedmont University students, staff, and faculty. You have to create an account to use Grammarly, and you must use your Piedmont University email address as an identifier. No other identification is needed.

  • Go to grammarly.com/enterprise/signup
  • You must provide your Piedmont University email address -- @lions.piedmont.edu or @piedmont.edu -- no other email will be recognized
  • Then create your own password.
  • Grammarly will send you an activation email.
  • Check your inbox for the email (check your spam folder too!) and click on the activation link and you're ready to use the service.
  • After you sign up, you can login to Grammarly here or access it through a plug-in to Word or your web browser. The Library recommends that the most convenient way to interact with Grammarly is by installing the Word plug-in.

Convert Personal Accounts?

  • If you already have your own free personal Grammarly account, based on a personal email address, you can't convert that into the Premium account provided by the University. You would have to stop using your free personal account and create a new account based on your affiliation with Piedmont University.
  • If you already have your personal Grammarly Premium account that you pay for, based on a personal email address, you can't convert that into the Premium account provided by the University. You would have to cancel your subscription account and start your Piedmont account.
  • You must create a separate account using the instructions above, based on your University email address to have access to Premium features.

Grammarly & Privacy

In providing their services, Grammarly Inc., whose servers are based in the United States of America, will make some limited use and disclosure of your personal information, which they will otherwise keep confidential and secure, within industry standards.

Before opening an account, please read the Grammarly Privacy Policy at https://www.grammarly.com/privacy-policy and their Terms of Service and License Agreement at https://www.grammarly.com/terms.  Your opening an account means that you consent to Grammarly Inc.'s, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in their Privacy Policy and that you accept their terms of service.