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Exploring writing techniques?

Application Link
University of Sheffield Dyslexia Study Skills Writing Skills Link
Free Open Learn writing course Open University Course - What is Good Writing? 
Purdue OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab
BBC Skillswise Skillwise Writing Support


Improving Grammer?

Using mind maps to visualise and organise your thoughts?

Application Link Comments
Mind Mapping Freehand University of Sheffield Dyslexia Study Skills   
Mindjet Mindmanager  St Andrews Computer and IT Support Go to Purchasing and Software, Log in and then Software Downloads
Mindjet Mobile Mind Mapping Mobile Apps  
Simplemind SimpleMin Free App  


Using spellcheck applications? 

Application Link Comments
Windows PC Guide Spell Check for Microsoft   
Mac Guide Spell Check and Grammer Check for Macs  

Texthelp Read & Write Scan

TextHelp Guide Accessed from Start menu>all programs>read & write
Tinyspell TinySpell : Free Spell Checker Software For Windows Available on its own or as part of My Study Bar

Ginger spell and grammar check

Ginger Spell Checker  


Using MS Office built in features such as synonyms, thesaurus, look-up?

Using free dictionary?

Using word prediction tools?

Using speech recognition applications?

Application Link
Mac Dictate Use your voice to enter text on your Mac
Windows speech recognition How to use Speech Recognition in Windows
Google Chrome Dictation – Speech Recognition in the Browser
Paperport by Nuance PaperPort Notes Download
Smarphone speech recognition apps Top rated smartphone voice recognition software


Using citation/referencing management applications? 

12 Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools



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