ProWritingAid as AI-Powered Writing Tools: The Performance in Checking Grammar and Spelling of Students’ Writing

Tira Nur Fitria

Abstract


This research simulates the use of ProWritingAid as an AI-Powered writing tool for checking the grammar and spelling of English writing. This research uses descriptive qualitative. The analysis shows that in using ProWriting, visit https://prowritingaid.com/. On the homepage, several menus appear both Login and Sign up. On the left side, the displays Get Started (it's free) for the free version, and Purchase for the pro/premium version. If we don't have an account, we need to register an account with Google, Facebook, and Single Sign On (SSO). We can register with an email and enter a password. We need to fill in several questions including "What type of writer best describes you?". Several options are Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic, Business, Blogger, Copywriter. and 2) Choose where you would like to start using ProWritingAid. Several options are Chrome Extension, Windows, and Web Editor. We can start typing to begin writing or uploading a document. We will be assisted to check it and given assistance to improve our writing. The initial trial shows that in checking students’ writing using ProWriting, the students’ document score shows 50 %. Several errors are found in grammar, spelling, and style. Other trials are needed to check students' writing in grammar, spelling, and other errors. Grammar and spelling checker tools need to be investigated so students can find a suitable application to assist them in writing English. It is recommended that future research can discuss ProWritingAid and rater analysis reports to gain a deeper understanding of the writing errors.


Keywords


AI-Powered Writing Tools; English Writing; Grammar; Spelling; ProWritingAid

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30630/polingua.v12i2.276

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