These tools can help improve your writing and reading.
They check your grammar and may make suggestions as to how you can make you sentence structure clearer.
Downloadable from the University's AppsAnywhere system so for Windows machines only. As well as being a text to speech and speech to text reader it offers support with tasks such as reading aloud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work.
Some of the features include:
There is a free 30 day trial version for Macs on their website. Go to the university's AppsAnywhere page to download it on to your Windows computer.
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