Franklin lets you play games to improve the quality of your writing.
Designed for career-oriented professionals and students, Franklin teaches principles from renowned writing books, such as On Writing Well and The Elements of Style. Play Franklin to learn the principles in a fun way, and master them through hands-on practice.
Quickly improve your writing, whether it's for blogs, emails, papers, reports, minutes, press releases, proposals, or any other type.
Get hands-on practice with principles taken from renowned books, including On Writing Well and The Elements of Style.
Learn about conciseness, directness, consistency, cohesiveness, transitions, and much more to make your writing more effective than ever.
Train with 200+ exercises designed to help you internalize 20+ essential writing principles.
AVOID COMMON MISTAKES
Do you know the difference between:
"due to" and "because of"?
"less" and "fewer"?
"lie" and "lay"?
hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes?
correct and incorrect comma usage?
Play Franklin to learn about these and much more. Never make these types of common word usage and grammatical mistakes again.
BASED ON PRINCIPLES FROM ACCLAIMED WRITING BOOKS
Principles are taken from acclaimed writing books, including, but not limited to:
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White
The Lively Art of Writing by Lucile Vaughan Payne
The Writer's Portable Mentor by Priscilla Long
Play Franklin to learn the principles in a fun way, and master them through hands-on practice.
Franklin is named after Benjamin Franklin, who realized the importance of writing and worked diligently to improve his craft. As a result, he transformed himself from a penniless printing apprentice into a wealthy and influential statesman, becoming one of the greatest figures of American history.
Franklin was created by Dr. Kevin Huang after his experiences in Carnegie Mellon University's PhD program and in the tech industry. He noticed that in both academia and industry, those who held high-level positionsprofessors and executiveshad one thing in common: their ability to write well. With ease, they communicate professionally, clearly, and effectively.
Writing is a skill that opens doors. Attached to every piece of professional communication is one's reputation; and the contrast between bad writing and good writing is starkthe former confuses and frustrates, while the latter illuminates and inspires.
Unfortunately, many principles of high-quality writing are not taught in schools or universities. English is typically taught with a reading list, and writing assignments are typically graded on content, not style. As a result, many students and professionals do not get adequate practice writing effectively.
Renowned writing books such as The Elements of Style sought to fill the gap by covering concepts such as conciseness, cohesiveness, transitions, emphasis placement, and so on. But these books lack hands-on practice.
Thus, to teach the principles and provide the hands-on practice that learners need to internalize them, Franklin was born. We hope that Franklin will ultimately make the principles of high-quality writing more accessible to everyone.