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   During the 2011-2012 winter, Grammarly undertook the task of an online Grammarly survey open to all its customers. The aim was to measure respondent’s experience with Grammarly and the impact Grammarly had on their writing. With 392 total respondents, the survey analysis proved insight into who uses it, how they use it, and the effect it had on their writing. Here’s the short version of the Grammarly survey analysis from my perspective. 

   Most of respondent students were domestic college or university attendees [79%], while 21% held foreign student status. They varied in educational levels from pursuing a Bachelor’s degree [43%], Master’s degree [32%], or a Doctoral degree [16%]. The remaining 9% were pursuing a professional or some other degree. The broad spectrum of studies included Psychology [10%], Medicine or Nursing [10%], Business [20%], and anywhere from Mathematics to Music, concluding that people of various educational backgrounds are using Grammarly.

   More woman than men [60%/40%] responded to the Grammarly survey with 68% of total respondents claiming English as their native language while the remaining 32% said English is their secondary language, suggesting that natives of the English language are the majority of Grammarly users.

   Prior to Grammarly, student respondents’ average confidence level in their writing skills scored at 3.55 on a scale from 1-to-6, with 6 being the highest level of confidence. This shows people who are not confident in writing tend to use Grammarly. It may also translate into inadequate education.

   With 72% of Grammarly’s customers using their services at least once a week, with most of the users on a daily basis, this statistic alone speaks volume as to the results people are experiencing. Non-English-speaking users show no real difference in usage than the English speaking native users. Nor does gender, nationality, or users pursuing higher education seem to play a significant role among the frequency of use.

   Without question, the Grammarly survey shows it is the student who uses grammarly more often than other groups of users. This is simply explained by the resources a student would need for such matters as presentations, research papers, or dissertations for courses ranging from Philosophy to Theology and from Physics to Art. The most frequent student users were enrolled in some form of writing course [31%], with English or Literature students leading that group {21%] followed closely behind by Business [20%], Education [17%], and Psychology [13%]. But the non-academic use of Grammarly was also touted for such things as writing emails, resumes, and cover letters.

   In spite of those who would be its critics (most likely, the competition), increased confidence levels among users is strongly noted, with 70% of students reporting an increased level of confidence in their writing skills as a direct result of using Grammarly. The Grammarly survey also highlights English-speaking natives actually recorded the highest level of increased confidence as compared to their earlier use of Grammarly. Students seeking a Bachelor’s degree also showed a higher level of increased confidence when compared to graduate students.

   Ultimately, the Grammarly survey report concluded that 70% of the respondents claimed an increased level of writing skills confidence by using Grammarly, with over 93% reporting that Grammarly helped them save time and improved their writing grades. The survey results report is long and detailed. If you wish to view its entirety, including visual graph charts, click here.

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