Grammarly is a free proofreading tool available to University of Arizona Global Campus students. Grammarly flags mistakes and helps you make sure your writing is clear and mistake-free.

Grammarly is the best support for grammatical errors. Paper Review and Live Writing Tutoring are less effective for grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

If you are unsure of what type of academic help you should use, you will find the Which Academic Support Should You Use? decision tree especially useful. 

To learn more about how to set up and use Grammarly, the steps below must be followed exactly:

How to Set Up a Free UAGC Premium Grammarly Account:

  1. Go to https://www.grammarly.com/edu/signup  As a student at UAGC, you have access to a free premium Grammarly account. You do not need an access code. If you are asked for an access code, be sure you are using the link above and entering your university email address. 
  2. Enter your name, university-provided email, and preferred password.
  3. Click on “Sign Up.” A verification email should be sent to your university email account in Office 365.
  4. Open your university email account in Office 365, find the Grammarly verification email, and click on “Verify email.” Once this is done, you should have free premium access to Grammarly.
    • Can't find the verification email? Check your Junk/Spam folder within the "More" section of your university email account.
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You do not need an access code and you should not be asked to pay. If you are asked for an access code or to pay, you will need to sign up again using the correct link above and your university email account.

If you are having trouble accessing Grammarly, check out our Troubleshooting page.

How To Use Grammarly:

  1. Go to https://app.grammarly.com/ and log in (if needed).
    • Note: If you are asked for an access code or for payment, you will need to sign up again using the correct link and your university email account (see instructions above).

  2. Click on “Upload” and upload your paper you want to be proofread.
  3. Grammarly will scan your paper and underline any errors and issues it finds.
    • To read about the issues Grammarly found, click on the ▼expand button.
    • To accept Grammarly's suggestion, click on the green correction, or make the edit within the text itself.
    • To ignore Grammarly's suggestion, click on the "x" or the "IGNORE" button.
  4. Once you have made all of your corrections, click on the ↓ downward arrow icon in the left navigation pane, and select "Download." This will create a Word document of your corrected paper.

Note: You may need to remove or delete any track changes or comment bubbles before submitting your paper. The Using Track Changes guide can help you to remove these.

More Ways to Use Grammarly

Grammarly can also be added to Microsoft Word, your internet browser, or to your mobile device to help you proofread no matter where you are writing. Review the sections below on how to use Grammarly. 

Installing Grammarly’s add-in in Microsoft Word is the best option when writing papers.  Follow the steps below to add Grammarly to Word using either a PC or a Mac.

Using a PC

 The steps below can also found in the following video:Adding Grammarly to Microsoft Word

  1. Go to https://app.grammarly.com/
  2. Log in (if needed).
  3. Click on "Apps" within the left navigation.
  4. Find the “Grammarly for Microsoft Office” option and click on “Install.” This will download a file onto your computer. When it is done, click on the downloaded file.
  5. A message box will open asking “do you want to run this file?” Click on “Run” to begin the installation process.
  6. A “Welcome to Grammarly” box will now open. Click “Get Started.”
  7. The next screen will ask you which programs you want Grammarly added to (Outlook and/or Word).
  8. Select which app(s) you want to install, and then click “Install.”
  9. Next, click “Finish.”
  10. Now when you open Word (in desktop app), you will see Grammarly. To use this feature, click on “Enable Grammarly.”

Note: If you use Word in Office 365, be sure to Open in Desktop App.

Open in Desktop App

Using a Mac

  1. Go to https://app.grammarly.com/
  2. Log in (if needed).
  3. Click on "Apps" within the left navigation.
  4. Find the “Grammarly for Microsoft Office” option and click on “Install.” On the next screen, click the green button that says, “Get it for Mac – It’s free.” You will then be taken to a Microsoft Appsource login page.
  5. Click the blue button that says, “Get it Now” and use your university student credentials to login. Follow the setup instructions.
  6. Click “Continue” in the pop-up, then click “Open in Word” on the launch page.
  7. Click “Open Microsoft Word.” If the prompt does not pop-up, open Microsoft Word on your own.
  8. If you are prompted to install the add-in, follow the on-screen directions.
  9. Click the “Open Grammarly” button on the Home tab.
  10. Now when you open Word, you will see Grammarly. To use this feature, click on “Enable Grammarly.”

Note: If you use Word in Office 365, be sure to Open in Desktop App.

Open in Desktop App

Grammarly’s free browser extension helps you write mistake-free in your online course, Gmail, Facebook, Linkedin, and anywhere else you write on the Web.

Follow these steps to add Grammarly to your Internet browser:

  1. Go to https://app.grammarly.com/
  2. Log in (if needed).
  3. Click on "Apps" within the left navigation.
  4. Find the section that says "Grammarly for FireFox" or "Grammarly for Chrome" and click on "Install."
  5. Click on "Allow" or "Add extension."
  6. Grammarly will now review any writing you do within that browser and indicate any mistakes it finds via a red or yellow circle in the bottom right corner.
  7. Click on the colored circle to see what edits need to be made.

Installing on an iPhone or iPad

  1. Search for “Grammarly” in the App Store
  2. Click Install
  3. Once installed, click Get Started. Log in using your existing free premium UAGC account.
  4. Follow the directions on the screen to finish setting up Grammarly on your device.

For more information on using Grammarly, including which Apple devices are compatible, how to use Grammarly on the iPhone and iPad, how to use the Grammarly keyboard, and how to use Grammarly for Safari, review the Grammarly for iPhone Guide and the Grammarly for iPad Guide.

Installing on an Android phone or tablet

  1. Search for “Grammarly” in the Google Play Store
  2. Find the Grammarly - Grammar Keyboard listing and click Install
  3. Once installed, click on Get Started. Log in using your existing free premium UAGC account.
  4. Click Add Grammarly Keyboard
  5. Select Grammarly On and press OK
  6. Click Switch Input Methods
  7. Check the box for Grammarly and click Got it
  8. Go to any app and begin typing (If you don’t yet see a green Grammarly logo in the top left corner of the app, tap on the globe icon on your keyboard and select the Grammarly Keyboard.)

For more information on using Grammarly on an Android device, including which Android devices are compatible, how to use the keyboard, and how to change your keyboard settings, review the Grammarly Keyboard for Android Guide.

Some assignments might require you to show proof of using Grammarly, if so, follow these directions:

  1. Go to https://app.grammarly.com/
  2. Log in (if needed).
  3. Click on “Upload” and upload your assignment.
  4. Grammarly will scan your paper for grammar and style issues.
  5. Then click on your "Overall score" located on the right side of your screen.
  6. A pop-up box should appear. Click on “Download PDF report.”
  7. Save this report to your computer.
  8. Make the suggested changes offered by Grammarly.
  9. Upload your report to your discussion post or assignment.

Grammarly has a built in plagiarism checker to compare your writing with writing found on the Internet. It does not compare against printed materials or other students' papers. Use Turnitin to compare your work against online and printed materials, and work submitted by other students.

Follow these steps to enable the plagiarism checker within Grammarly:

  • If using the Grammarly website, click on the magnifying icon in the left navigation and turn the setting to "On."
Plagiarism tab within Grammarly

 

  • If there are instances of plagiarism, Grammarly will mark these as "Unoriginal text."
Unoriginal text

 

  • If using Grammarly within Microsoft Word, click on the Grammarly tab and select the Plagiarism option. It will point out unoriginal text.
Grammarly's Plagiarism Checker in MS Word

 

Related Video Tutorials

Setting Up and Using Grammarly

Adding Grammarly to Microsoft Word