NDSU students, faculty and staff have free access to ReadWrite (RW), an award-winning literacy software tool that can help students improve reading, writing, research and study skills. RW also has a variety of tools built in to benefit English Language Learner users who may struggle with reading fluency, comprehension, and word pronunciation. RW is a learning aid for bringing comprehensive literacy support through a unique set of features for the user.

More information about the software is available on the Read&Write website.

The customizable, easy-to-use toolbar seamlessly integrates with common applications including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe Reader, and Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer Web browsers.

To download Read&Write:

1. Go to - 

2. Click the Get your 30 day trial button.

3. Select the platform that they want and then select US as their region.
(Anyone who uses a USB can use the same Windows installer if they want to
use it on a USB).

4. Once that's done, sign in when prompted using Microsoft with your NDSU email account which will then
authenticate you as a premium user.

Helpful links:


Read & Write for Windows Features Demos:   Read&Write for Windows Feature Demos - YouTube

Read & Write for Mac Features Demos:  Read&Write for Mac Feature Demos - YouTube

Read and Write for Google Chome Featuares Demos:  Read&Write for Google Chrome Feature Overview - YouTube

Reference Guides

Read & Write for Windows Quick Reference Guide:  c3810ff9-29cf-4139-90fe-8dba07ed8a95_Read-Write-for-Windows-Quick-Reference-Guide-11.2018.pdf (

Read & Write for Windows Training Guide:  1 (

Key Tools for Higher Ed Needs:  1ac07970-f677-41d5-a7ca-0ca1853d66bb_Read&Write+for+Windows+-+Key+Tools+for+Specific+Needs+HE+University.pdf (

Read & Write for Mac Quick Reference Guide:  d700b82e-4c0a-4524-bc13-5c74bcac4085_Read-Write-for-Mac-Quick-Reference-Guide-09-2F2018.pdf (

Read & Write for Mac Training Guide:  1 (

Read & Write for Google Chrome Learning Resources:  Read&Write for Google Chrome Learning Resources | Texthelp


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