FAMU provides students with technology

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Some college students, depending on majors, may have to write papers or articles for homework. Some may even write for fun as a passion. Others may have to use an Adobe application to do certain things or to add some special effects to something.

Florida A&M University gives students an excellent opportunity to utilize free digital assistance to perfect their craft. It starts with free access to Grammarly, which is an advanced writing assistance tool.

Whether writing essays, research papers, emails, or reports, Grammarly can ensure there is a clear understanding of a student’s writing and is error-free.

Now, of course, not all majors benefit from this because different types of writing are being emphasized.

Kimberly Owens, a major in the School of Allied Health Sciences, says she has no need for Grammarly.

“I am happy for the university as a whole to gain such free access; however, I do not need it. I have nothing to gain from it,” Owens said.

“My major is more on the health side, and writing papers is not a part of it, at least to my knowledge.”

This shows that not all students may need access, but some think it is still great. On the other hand, most graphic design students benefit from free access to Adobe.

This is because it offers applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and even Final Cut Pro. Some students outside of graphic design have used this free access and have excelled with it.

Jordan Miller, Jr., an agriculture and food science major, says he benefits from using Adobe.

“I use Adobe all the time because I make graphic posters that I sell as a side hustle. I used to have to pay a lot of money to use Adobe InDesign. I use it all the time now that it is free,” Miller said.

“Giving me free access to Adobe is such a clutch moment from FAMU because Adobe is not cheap. I want to give FAMU a shout-out for the use of these applications.”

That goes to show that all hope is preserved for the university when giving back to students for better use of a tool for education.

Miya Brown, a former FAMU student, wishes these tools had been free when she was in school.

“When I was in FAMU, they did not have this free advantage, and we had to come out of pocket to use these things. Alternatively, for folks like me, we use that seven-day free trial to the best of our ability,” Brown said.

“It is a great opportunity for those students, though it is something they may need, so my best advice for current students is to use it while you can,” she added.

As FAMU students continue to use the power of Adobe and Grammarly, it is brightening up their futures.