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Web-Based Content Proofreading Application

Published 03/17/2011 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

PaperRater provides users with in depth analysis of their papers. The application covers a lot of ground in terms of paper reviews. Users can detect plagiarism as well as spelling and grammar mistakes. PaperRater also analyzes style and word choices, validates titles and provides readability statistics. The user can also access an auto grader tool as well as a vocabulary builder. The vocabulary builder presents the user with a new random word, examples of its users and its definition. The site recommends that the user visit the PaperRater vocab builder daily to continue to grow their vocabulary skills.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

PaperRater was developed and is currently maintained by graduate students and linguistics professionals. It has been utilized by educational institutes in more than 46 countries to improve the way students write. Today, PaperRater continues to improve to provide users with accurate paper ratings, grades and other valuable tools to improve writing skills.

What are the differences to other apps?

PaperRater offers a number of helpful features to its users. What makes it so appealing is the way the application seems to stay in touch with the needs of its users. The site claims to offer improved accuracy when grading and error checking than other similar applications. PaperRaters allow users to monitor plagiarism, look for writing errors and help students improve their capabilities as writers.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

PaperRater has a very appealing design that uses a vibrant blue and white color scheme. The stylish logo uses blue and black text as well as a magnifying glass and manuscript image. Users can navigate using the rounded buttons at the top of the page. The application is very user friendly, presenting paper details in a clear, concise format. The vocabulary builder tool is just as simple to use, providing users with vital information about a new word.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors get started with PaperRater by clicking the rounded “Use Now Free” button found near the left hand side of the homepage. This takes the user to the paper analysis form. The user is asked to provide a title and the body of the paper (which can be pasted into the large text field). Below that, the user can add works cited, education level (which ranges from 6th grade to doctorate) and the type of paper being submitted. The user must also check the terms of service agreement box at the bottom of the page before clicking the blue and white “Get Report” button to submit the paper and receive an analysis.

What does it cost to use the application?

PaperRater provides users with free access to all of its basic features. Users can return and analyze their papers whenever they need to. At this time, only the basic membership is available. There is mention of a premium service option that will become available in the future. This membership is going to offer enhanced plagiarism detection, the ability to store documents and the ability to accept longer documents. Users can sign up to be notified when the premium PaperRater service becomes available.

Who would you recommend the application to?

PaperRater is a tool for students and educators. Users can analyze papers, quickly grade them and look for style and word choice information. The user can also visit the PaperRater vocabulary tool to learn more words and improve their writing skills.

  • Submit a paper for analysis
  • Look for possible plagiarism issues
  • Check for spelling and grammar issues
  • Review word choice and writing style data
  • Learn new words using the PaperRater vocabulary tool

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