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Reduce the overwhelm and strengthen

academic writing skills

Writing Helper teaches and guides you through the writing process step-by-step. It allows you to organise your thinking and focus on creation instead of presentation.

Use Writing Helper to:

  1. Reinforce the academic writing process
  2. Break complex writing tasks into more manageable sections
  3. Help to check content and manage plagiarism
  4. Make citations, referencing and bibliographies easy to capture

Features at a glance

  • Breakdown the question, and focus on the key steps

  • Add tasks and reminders

  • Manage citations and create a bibliography

    • Structure writing in a clear format

    • Highlight resources and copy into writing

    What DSA Assessors say about Writing Helper

    I started a trial of Writing Helper, and used it for one of my essays that I have been trying to work through for nearly a month. I find it very difficult to structure my essays, and just as difficult to organise and keep in mind all of the relevant information. The day I started using Writing Helper, I finished the essay that I’d been so overwhelmed by.  Writing Helper supported almost every issue I faced. It provides a consistent system for easily structuring and organising information, provides a clear process and breaks down the huge tasks into something with a steady and clear progression. This software is great.

    Request your Assessor copy of Writing Helper

    An essential part of your role is making sure you know which tool is right for which student. That’s why you can request your copy of all of our tools here. Simply complete the form and leave the rest to us.

    Why do we need this detail?

    The information you provide in this form will help us to direct you to the right person. It means we’ll be able to reply to you faster.

    When can you expect to hear from us?

    We try to respond to you within 24 hours (max). Sometimes that isn’t always possible (over the weekend for example). But we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

    Where it works:

    Writing Helper works on Windows, Google and Mac operating systems.


    • Whilst every essay is different in content, structure, tone, audience and the themes it explores, the creation of every essay can be said to follow a consistent and well-established structure. Writing Helper breaks down this writing process, and presents it to you step by step, allowing you to focus on each stage separately, to build a strong essay from the foundations upwards.

    • There are 7 steps in the Writing Helper process. We start by helping students to set goals, such as the word count. Next the question is broken down into key words and then the structure is mapped out. Step 4 is to add the sources, followed by snippets that add weight to the students’ work. Then finally Writing Helper will help students to review work and make any corrections before publishing.

    • There are a number of useful health checks in the Publish tab, and you will be able to see your word count and how it has been broken down by section. Hover over the different bars in the “Words” graphic to see more information. Click the “Publish to Word” button to create the Word document. This document will be created using proper Microsoft Word standards, including proper Styles (e.g. title, heading 1 etc.), References, and Navigation.