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An Electronic Essay



 ——    Essentials

Two Search Engines:  



 ——    Dictionaries     

Best Dictionary 

Best Reverse Dictionary      

Best  Dictionaries

Learn Vocabulary  Quizlet 

————      Thesaurus

Best Thesauru

 Power Thesaurus

—————      Writing

Quietest  100% Free.

Online Writing Support 

Consistency Checker extension for Google Chrome   ———     Consistency Checker helps you to improve your documents and to make the best impression with your text. When working with multiple authors and editors, inconsistencies can creep in. If you want to get bid documents, articles, proposals or reports accepted then quality and consistency make a difference. Consistency Checker doesn't spend time on spelling or grammar. Instead, it's intended for long or formal documents where consistency is hard to maintain. It finds mistakes that other checkers can't find, such as inconsistent hyphenation (e.g. ‘part time’ and ‘part-time’) and spelling (e.g. ‘color’ and ‘colour’). It also finds numerals in the middle of sentences, and abbreviations that appear in two different forms. It's the fastest way to help ensure that reports, articles, proposals, contracts and other multi-author documents are the the best they can be.


ProWritingAid  This is a writing correction, grammar checker, spelling program. The free version includes 19 writing reports, no interactive editing, and a maximum of 3000 words. The pro-writing program, premium version, includes everything in the free version as well as interactive editing in MS Word,  and Google docs, with no word limit and more reports. Cost of the premium program amounts to $35 a year. The premium plus version cost $40 a year and it includes everything in the premium version as well as 50 plagiarism checks per year.

  1Checker, 1Checker, the best free grammar checker, allows you to instantly check texts for various mistakes and offers you improvement suggestions for writing better English.

Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies, 1Checker is an ideal writing enhancement tool with spelling check, grammar check, style review, vocabulary enrichment, dictionary, translation and more this-is-exactly-what-I-want benefits all packed in one.

Language Tool   Open source proof-reading program for English, French, German, Polish and more than 20 other languages.

 GrammarAll the grammar you need to succeed in life™ - Explore our world of Grammar with FREE grammar & spell checkers, eBooks, articles, tutorials, vocabulary games and more!

 Expresso Expresso is a little tool to edit texts and improve your writing style. It will teach you to express yourself through writing more efficiently and help make your texts more readable, precise, and engaging. 

After the Deadline This is open source technology. it is free for personal use.

CheckUp   Grammar checker is 100% free. There is nothing to download because it is Internet driven. It includes a spell checker and is lightning fast. You don’t need to worry about spyware, malware, and downloads.

Grammark   Grammark helps improve writing style & grammar and teaches students to self-edit. Basically, it finds things that grammarians consider bad, highlights them, and suggests improvements. So writers can measure progress, it gives a "score" based on problems per document length, updated whenever the writer fixes a problem.

 Other Grammar Components and Explanations

 Outline Writing Support  Towson University Grammar, usage, and sentence structure.   

Verb Conjugation Online  

—————     References

Stands4-Network:  AbbreviationsBiographiesConversionsDefinitionsGrammarLyricsPhrasesPoetryQuotesReferencesRhymesSymbolsSynonyms, US ZIP Code.

————-    Research

Bibliography Maker   Thhis is a fully automatic bibliography and citation maker. Save time by creating a cited page instantly in the MLA,APA,Chicago,or Harvard referencing styles! It’s easy, fast and it's free!

—————     Media

 Free Clipart you can use for anything you like.

Image Search   Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. We make good use of the flickr™ API, but aren’t affiliated with flickr.

————      Plagiarism

 PlagTracker  Premium account: $7.49 per month.   Free Plagiarism software programs are not reliable or comprehensive.   Free account is limited to 5000 words with unlimited checking times.. 

 Duple Checker   100% Free, extremely easy to use.  Copy-pasting the text, and “ egistered users can perform 50 searches per day, while unregistered users can only perform only 1 search per day.

—————-     Collaboration

Online Speed Reading Training    Draft   However, when you share your document using Draft, any changes your collaborator makes are on their own copy of the document, and you get to accept or ignore each individual change they make. 

Poetica    Writing, editing, and publishing your content all inside WordPress means that as well as saving time and hassle, you can see what everyone’s working on, quickly and easily

Pen flip   Penflip’s platform (built off of none other than GitHub), operates for hosting, collaborating and publishing writing project like novels, eBooks, textbooks, research papers and more. A great asset of Penflip is the opportunity to work offline and make your projects public or private, but private projects come with price.

                                   Other Writing Tools

Writing Prompts

Outline Organizer (Workflowy) This tool is a free outliner program. It is extremely simple to use and if you have never outlined before or find it to be difficult, this program will definitely change your mind.  Free and $$$

Mind Mapping with WiseMapping  If you like to create mind maps as an organizational tool for your writing,  this one of the very best.

TimeLine    This is a simple free time line creation tool.

Hiveword    is a web based  novel writing organizer. 

LousyWriter  This is perhaps the best writing site that I have ever come across for learning the English language and how to construct the proper sentence. It has a wealth of information to numerous for me to illustrate in this short paragraph.

Random Story Generator   This site generates a sentence from which you can store your whole story.

Thesis Builder   Sometimes writing a thesis statement can be an arduous task, however this site makes it simple. Other useful tools are “Topic-o-rama”, “Causinator”, and “TubePrompter”.

Book Report Ideas     if you have ever had to write a book report, this is the site that will offer suggestions and variations for writing a book report.

20 Types of Essays   The purpose of this site is to help students to get better grades. This site strives to help students achieve better writing results in their essay assignments and it offers a framework for analyzing essays in their overall structure.

Visual Periodic Table  of Infographics    This is a periodic table of interactive visual representations in graphic form otherwise known as infographics. This table illustrates the various concept visualizations that convey information.

PaperBack Writer  - Blog     “ … one of my missions with PBW is to hunt down links to online tools, freeware and free trial software that writers can use or test drive at little to no cost.”

Zotero    Is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Zotero Collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of webpages, and really anything else.  Zotero Automatically indexes the full — text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few keystrokes.

© Thomas Wilson 2016