An online paraphrase (paraphrasing generator) is a tool that allows you to find better ways to paraphrase or paraphrase your content. Students can use paraphrasing tools to help them improve the quality of their writing and the ability to communicate textual content in clear and meaningful ways.
Paraphrasing, as Quillbot defines it, is “about describing something without quoting it exactly the way it was originally, and instead giving a more general description of the language provided.”
When used in an ethical and responsible manner, paraphrasing tools can greatly enhance student writing. There are many paraphrasing and paraphrasing tools online (for example, paraphraser.io; Writertools.com; paraphrasing-tool.com; and prepostseo.com), however, what I personally like and found very useful is Quillbot. Here is a quick overview of this paraphrasing tool.
What is Quiltbolt?
The way Quillbot Paraphrase works is simple and easy: paste the text into the input box and click Paraphrase. The paraphrased text appears in the right box. Quillbot uses different color highlights to mark changes and tweaks added. For example, orange indicates variable words, yellow indicates structural changes, and blue indicates unchanging words. Quillbolt offers 7 modes of rework: Standard, Formal, Simple, Creative, Expand, and Shorten. Each mode has unique features, however, only the first two modes are free.
The great thing about Quillbot Paraphrasing is that it is much more than just a paraphrasing tool, it also helps you fix “awkward paragraphs, improve weak topic sentences, and get instant feedback and new ideas that you can use to change the structure, style, vocabulary and tone of your work.”
Quillbot Paraphrasing Tool includes an integrated thesaurus that helps students find synonyms for individual words. You also have complete control over how many synonyms you want to add to your text with the thesaurus tool. Simply click on any word to check available synonyms
Besides the paraphrasing tool, Quillbot also offers a grammar checker that helps students trim their writing for grammatical errors and grammatical errors. It works as a sentence checker, spelling and punctuation checker. Examples of errors a grammar checker can identify include: misuse of words, comma linkage, singular versus plural nouns, successive nouns, possessive plural nouns, unnecessary prepositions, and others.
What is Quillbot Summarizer?
Quillbot Summarizer is another excellent tool that works with paraphrasing service to enable students to create summaries of text. Whether it’s a research paper, a news article, a blog post or a long email, with a single click Summarizer gives you a quick and concise overview of the content saving you time to use it for other meaningful tasks.
You can use Quillbot Summarizer in two modes: Mode Putting key phrases which shortens the main ideas in a text to a bulleted list with the option to modify the number of bullets using the summary length slider, and Paragraph mode That summarizes the content of the text in a solid paragraph. Here’s how it works: Open Quillbolt Summarizer, paste in, write about your topic, or upload a document from your local drive. Select the mode you want to use (key clauses or paragraph) and click Summarize.
Quillbot Quote Generator
QuillBot provides a citation generator that allows you to create complete, internal citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago style. The way it works is simple: open the Citation Generator, choose a citation source (only books and sites are supported), enter a URL or search a book, select a citation style, and click generate. You can copy the generated quotes to your clipboard or export them to Word.
Quillbot is also integrated with Microsoft Word, Google Chrome, and Google Docs.
How much does Quillbot cost?
Quillbolt offers two plans: Free and Premium. The free plan offers only 125 word paraphrases, 2 typing modes, 3 synonym options, 1200 word limit summarization, 2 sentence processing at once, and Google Chrome and Doc extensions. To unlock the full potential of the Quillbolt rework tool, the Premium plan is your choice. There is a monthly subscription for $4.95, a semi-annual subscription for $24.95, and a yearly subscription for $39.95.