◕ The Grading Game: Race to find typos and grammar errors! ◕
"Super addicting. [It's] making me better at my job." - Wired.com
"****...Unique idea. Hilarious writing." - Gamezebo.com
"****...Ideal to play while on the move...immensely satisfying." - 148apps.com
"It's a concept that just hasn't been done before, executed beautifully, and hysterically" - AppAdvice.com
"The perfect piece of entertainment for grammar fiends" - Jay Is Games
Progress through more than 100 stimulating and unusual topics as you race against time to mark mistakes.
How did proofreading get so addictive? Uncap your red pen and find out!--The clock is ticking, and your loans won't pay down themselves!
The Grading Game includes more than one hundred topics, ranging from history to internet culture to ramen noodles! Discover the historical occurrences of raining cats and dogs. Did you know Australia once declared war on emus? Uncover what's behind toilet paper folding in hotels!
Good luck! The Grading Game is alot of fu--that is, a lot of fun!
◕ Play the arcade QUICKPLAY mode for a random selection of content as you race for cash.
◕ Work through the CAREER mode and progress through each article as you choose, from undergraduate to doctoral years.
◕ Hone your skills with the PRACTICE mode: Focus on a specific kind of error, on a specific kind of level, all of your choosing.
◕ Using the most statistically common spelling and grammar errors, the Grading Game generates a freshly flawed paper with every level.
◕ Play through 12 free levels, and then upgrade to earn cash and unlock all 100+ levels to test your copyediting acumen and expand your knowledge. TIL!
◕ The time limit seems short, but each mistake you find earns a little bit more time--and cash!
◕ Addictive, casual gameplay -- Tap your way to victory at the bus stop or in detention!
...and there's more on the way! Keep an eye out for our forthcoming updates, already in progress. I think we'll be adjusting the difficulty a bit!
Updated for iOS 10.3 compatibility and 64-bit devices. Resume grading!
Ratings and Reviews
To me American English are spelling mistakes!
I bought this game on a whim, basically because it was advertised in the 'Word Games' advert and I have problems without some people's lack of spelling and/or grammar.
I know I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but in most cases, a good proof read does wonders.
This app shows examples of these small mistakes unnoticed by some, as an added bonus before each essay the Professor gives a quick spelling or grammar tip to help lower the students grade.
Also take not of the sub notes that your fellow T.A. leaves these can also be helpful.
I like my follower reviewer would like the creator to perhaps write an update to include a British English option as those who are British (like myself) see American spelling as mistakes.
Apart from that suggestion, it is a fine app which teaches you how to correctly structure a sentence whilst playing a game.
Needs a British English version
Fun, but very hard work for a British English speaker. American spellings have to be ignored and there are also a lot of American institutions that one needs to know how to capitalise (or capitalize, as the game would have it) - for example, the federal Court of Appeal doesn't have a capital f, but the D.C. Circuit apparently has a capital C.
There are also some minor errors which the game believes are correct and penalises you for finding, including some that are inconsistent between articles: sometimes "internet" must be capitalised; other times, it must not.
Oh, and FFS, stop asking me to follow you on Twitter every 5 minutes!
Good but tough
Really like the concept of this game - superb. However, I do think the time constraints on the player are too great. I don't think it's possible to catch all the errors on a page in 30 seconds or less - often less that 2 seconds per mistake.
So I think it could do with some fine tuning of the game balance before this really becomes addictive as opposed to being a little frustrating.
- mode of expression, LLC
- 36.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2012 mode of expression, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Bundle Pack £2.99
- Great Books Pack £0.99
- Videogames Pack £0.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.