Writing Support

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16. Exploring writing techniques?

Application: University of Sheffield Dyslexia Study Skills

Application: Free Open Learn writing course

Comments: Free open learn course

Application: Purdue OWL

Application: BBC Skillswise - Writing

Application: Alex Essay Writing Tool

Comments: Royal Literacy Fund sponsored                   

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17. Improving Grammar?

Application: University of Bristol

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18. Using mind maps for planning ideas?

Application: The University of Sheffield - Mind mapping freehand

Application: Mindjet Mindmanager

Platform: Free download for Windows and Mac from University Computers and IT Support.

Follow the instructions on the software for students page to log in to Apps Anywhere.

Comments: free

Application: Mindjet mobile

Platform: Windows and iOS

Comments: free

Application: Simplemind

Platform: iOS

Comments: free

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19. Using spell and grammar check applications? 

Application: Microsoft Office

Platform: Windows

Check spelling and grammar in Office

Application: Microsoft Word

Platform: Mac

Check spelling and grammar in Word for Mac

Application: Texthelp Read and Write Scan

Platform: University networked Windows PCs

Using Read and Write for Windows

Comments: Accessed from Start menu>all programs>read & write

Application: Grammarly

Platform: Windows and Mac

Application: Ginger spell and grammar check

Platform: Windows and Mac

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

Application: The free dictionary

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21. Using word prediction tools?


Application: My Study Bar

Platform: Windows

Comments: Can use on its own or as part of the My Study Bar suite


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22. Using speech recognition applications?

Application: Mac - Voice control

Platform: Mac

Application: Windows speech recognition

Platform: Windows

Application: Dictation - Google Chrome app

Platform: Google Chrome

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23. Using citation/referencing management applications? 

Application: List of reference management sites