27 July 2019

My Experience With Grammarly

This is not sponsored!
I can't even explain how it came to be, lol. I was trying to find a context-sensitive Japanese translator, and that was when someone suggested Grammarly. Spoiler alert: It doesn't support Japanese.


Usage So Far

So far, I've been using Grammarly to work over all my old posts. This is the first post that actively uses it. This means that all correctness issues and clarity issues, which can be found by Grammarly, have been fixed in the older posts, while with the up-coming and future ones I'll be trying to avoid the premium alerts.


The Result

Honestly, I have no idea how much of a difference Grammarly makes. So, I'll leave this to you to find out on yourself. I'll list the top five pages from an overall score, from the Flesch-reading score and the respective five worst pages from each of those categories. You can also compare this post to those.

Highest Overall Score


Blog PostOverall
Score
Flesch
Score
CharactersWordsSentencesReading
time
Speaking
time
Word
length
Sentence
length
Guild Wars 2: Legendary Armor - How Long? (Part 2 - PvP)9782790614781355.9011.373.410.9
Guild Wars 2: Tyria's Gravity977854061054584.208.102.718.2
Picross - How Many Possibilities?96924928915863.657.032.310.6
Guild Wars 2: Precursor Collection Workload966967301095814.378.424.113.5
Update: Guild Wars 2: Fractal Grind - How Much More?9583785214232895.6810.933.24.9

Highest Flesch Score


Blog PostOverall
Score
Flesch
Score
CharactersWordsSentencesReading
time
Speaking
time
Word
length
Sentence
length
Guild Wars 2: Danger Level at Desmina's Platform - Part 27996642111313144.528.703.33.6
WildStar: Expedition Prime Scaling Data809454089222743.687.083.13.4
Picross - How Many Possibilities?96924928915863.657.032.310.6
WildStar: Proc Chance of Prime Drops Result Update7792584111391004.558.753.611.4
Guild Wars 2: Magic-Warped Packet - Worth It?89911054319572827.8215.0536.9

Lowest Overall Score


Blog PostOverall
Score
Flesch
Score
CharactersWordsSentencesReading
time
Speaking
time
Word
length
Sentence
length
Game Design: Horizontal Progression in MMORPGs79595322887593.536.824.915
The Magical Meaning of Colors77585251827763.306.354.910.9
Accessibility of Difficult Content745883691429815.7010.984.717.6
Weekdays and Associated Gods74585059793763.176.105.110.4
Can Power Levels in Anime and Games Be Applied to Real Life?765757471035574.137.954.418.2

Lowest Overall Score


Blog PostOverall
Score
Flesch
Score
CharactersWordsSentencesReading
time
Speaking
time
Word
length
Sentence
length
Boku No Hero Akademia: Midoriya's Gran Torino Training736472701318765.2710.134.417.3
WildStar: Physics - Velocity of Movement727951479031233.606.934.17.3
WildStar: The Value of Pure Soulfrost638640887261612.905.583.94.5
Representing the Leveling of Language Comprehension537957181049954.188.074.211
36711717278501.102.134.65.6

Working With Grammarly

It's nice to see more machine learning solutions. However, these solutions require a lot of time to learn. There's a ton of variety in language depending on which writing-style you want to use (for Example: informal, formal, analytical, etc.). I've noticed a few issues, and these include:

- Errors caused by missing terms in the dictionary.    
(for example, specific technical terms)
- Correctly marked errors, but wrong suggestions.
- Errors I don't understand.    
(for example, wanting a maybe when it clearly should have been a may be.)

Luckily, the more you use Grammarly, the more you will learn about working with it. Trying around a little bit, allows you to analyze and solve even the premium issues. (This is also something I'm experimenting with within this post.)


Conclusion

Since Grammarly is available for free, I can only advise people to check it out. Regardless of whether or not you're writing, blog posts, scripts, documents, or something else. I will continue to use it myself. And if I figure something out about the premium stuff, I'll make another post about that.





Blog PostOverall
Score
Flesch
Score
CharactersWordsSentencesReading
time
Speaking
time
Word
length
Sentence
length
My Experience With Grammarly998641657223012.885.553.62.4
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