Writing Reviser is a free resource that you can use to improve your academic writing. It provides you with automated feedback on organization, style, and grammar when constructing your paper. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for the accuracy and quality of the work you submit. If you have questions about a specific grammar or usage points the best practice is to ask your instructor or teaching assistant for clarification before submitting your paper. If any discrepancies occur between the instructor or teaching assistant and Writing Reviser, the instructor or teaching assistant's comments or grades will override those of the Writing Reviser.

Important Note: Writing Reviser was not designed to recognize or correct APA formatting. Any comments the tool makes regarding APA formatting should be considered suspect. To ensure proper APA formatting, please refer to the Ashford Writing Center or a 6th edition APA manual.



Below are common questions you may have regarding the Writing Reviser tool. Please refer to this document along with the Writing Reviser Job Aid to learn more.

What is Writing Reviser?

Writing Reviser is a free interactive tool that helps you see new opportunities for expressing yourself with greater precision and power. You begin by entering a draft paper into Writing Reviser. An initial assessment helps you see your work objectively so you can revise with the reader in mind. In regard to content development, the tool poses leading questions requiring you to evaluate your paper. Writing Reviser poses pertinent questions to provide assistance in the areas of grammar, mechanics, and general use of the program.

Who can access this tool?

This resource is available to students enrolled at Ashford University.

Where can I access this tool?

Writing Reviser is located in the Student Portal. Once logged into the Student Portal, click on the Learning Tools tab, located on the left side of the screen. From here, click the Writing Reviser link. This tool is also accessible in the online classroom, under the Learning Resources tab in the left navigation.

Do I need specific login information to gain access to this tool?

No, just click on the Writing Reviser link to get started.

What technology requirements are needed to support this tool?

Java 6
Flash 10

What features are available through this tool?

This tool addresses various areas to consider when drafting a paper, including purpose, audience, word choice, and sentence structure.

How does this differ from the existing writing tools available to Ashford students?

Writing Reviser is a free resource that offers specific feedback on the organization, style, and grammar of a written work. You also have access to the Ashford Writing Center which provides additional information and guides on grammar, APA format, and thesis development.

Is this resource available 24/7?


Is there a cost to use this resource?

There is no cost to use this resource.