Your computer can help you check your spelling, but how do you check your writing? Grammarly's writing app makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free. Grammarly automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice and style mistakes in your writing. In addition, Grammarly is able to check the tone of your correspondence, provide synonym suggestions to make your text more readable and precise, and even check your documents for plagiarism. With Grammarly, you can rest assured that your writing is always held to the highest standard.

Grammarly’s algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling and usage, wordiness, style, punctuation, and even plagiarism. Grammarly explains the reasoning behind each correction, so you can make an informed decision about whether, and how, to correct an issue.

Instructional Guide

The following instructions describe how to Signup, Download and Install Grammarly.

Note: The Grammarly account must be set up with your UKZN credentials for the premium access to be functional.

  1. You will receive an email welcoming you to Grammarly at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

  1. You will need to go through the contents of this email and then select Activate my account

  1. If you receive the following error message, send an email to . In the email subject line type “Grammarly” and your query in the body of the email. The error message below is a result of the activation link expiring. The activation link is only valid for forty-eight (48) hours.

  1. If the link is not expired or you have received a new link, proceed with the following steps.
  2. Your name and email address will be displayed. Please enter a password

  1. Click on sign in. Directly after signing in a screen will appear briefly asking you if you would like to add Grammarly to your browser. You may click on this link and add Grammarly to your browser. You can, however, install this plugin at a later stage.
  1. You will now be redirected to the landing/homepage of your Grammarly Account.

  1. Click on Get Started and go through the short tutorial. Once you have completed the tutorial click on Apps in the left-hand menu and then Install both Grammarly for Microsoft Office and Grammarly for Windows.
  1. You will need to close Outlook and any other Microsoft Office applications before starting the installation.

  1. Click on Install and then Run.

  1. Once successfully installed, the following screen will appear.

  1. Reopen your Microsoft applications. You should now have a tab on your ribbon that allows usage of Grammarly when required.

In Microsoft Word

In Outlook

You may install the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS or Android to ensure everything you write on mobile is mistake-free.

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