Skip to comments.Custom Writing Service Says Students 'No Longer Have to Face the Burden of Academic Coursework'
Posted on 01/20/2014 10:22:13 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
A Dallas-based company that writes research papers, essays and other classroom assignments -- so students don't have to -- says it is doing so well that it has expanded its staff from just a few writers to more than 100 in the past year.
The company bills itself as the one "students trust to write professional, in-depth and plagiarism-free essays that receive the highest grades for all levels of coursework...so they no longer have to face the burden of academic coursework."
It says the writing is done for an "affordable" fee; and it has foreign writers on staff for non-American students.
In a news release announcing the "custom writing service" for students in the United States, the company includes the following testimonial:
"I enjoyed using the service," one student is quoted as saying. "The paper was written excellent (sic)...My professor was satisfied, and so am I."
Other testimonials on the company's website read:
"I've sent the paper to evaluation first 'cause I wasn't sure if they can find a writer with a relevant academic background...But yes, they did! It seems like she read my thoughts and written the paper (sic) as if I did it myself, lol :-)"
And this: "Cool essay. Couldnt been done better (sic). Just noticed a few typos, but thats okay."
The company offers discounts of 5 percent after ten orders; and 15 percent after 20 orders.
In August, President Obama announced his plan to tie federal financial aid to colleges and universities that do well in a yet-to-be-announced college rating system. As CNSNews.com reported at the time, the rating system means the government will define what a good college is.
Increasing the number of students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds "is at the top of the list," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in October. Another key criteria is college "affordability." And third is "outcomes" -- graduation rates, job placement, and post-graduate salaries that are high enough to help young people pay back their college loans.
For the record, the essay writing company mentioned above says it also writes college admission essays. -
Producing fancy degrees for the next generation of burger flippers.
Okay, this may be true until the moment when the student submits the essay as his own, at which point is ceases to be plagiarism-free.
Wow, kids really don’t want to do anything these days.
This is one very, very limited instance in which I’d support the government stepping in because they’re not an accredited source of education.
And I do mean very, very limited instance. It’s like that company wants kids to grow up to be government workers.
So who gets the diploma, the “student” or the “custom writing service”?
Aha! This could be the return of the handwritten essay!
Who’d have thought that handwriting skills would soon become the new again?
It's not very likely to be true. The company is in business to help students cheat by violating school policy and the student's commitment to the school.
If their core product is helping people be dishonest, then how likely is anything they say really true?
No; these won’t be the burger flippers. This is how a moneyed upper class perpetuates itself. These will be the elite.
These papers cost money. Students won’t rely on them if they don’t provide the desired result. If they work, individual clients will be spending thousands in the course of an academic career. Well-heeled but mediocre or lazy students will use these services to get admission to the best law and business schools.
You don’t think they would provide hand written essays if there were a demand?
Now there's an idea. Though if you want to be able to read any essay I turn in you'd better allow non-cursive submissions. (My cursive is terrible.)
On accusation of cheating the student could be required do submit some of his own handwriting — also if he didn't get the same guy in the 'service' the essays would probably look very different.
Notice the rest of what I said.
Actually, if the essay being sold contained plagiarism before the student committed plagiarism by passing it off as his or her own, it wouldn’t be a very effective product for the dishonest purpose for which it is marketted, now would it?
A fish rots from its head. When the occupant of the white hut hires such services to create his supposed “auto-”biography .............
Goes hand in hand with No Longer Having to Face the Burden of Working For A Living.
In the classrooms I was in, students didn't usually write outlines. In some instances, they did, but didn't even know you're supposed to start with the Roman Numerals, then enhance each topic.
My point? Shallow education with the wrong priorities is the problem. Solve that and the cheating corporations would be less popular.
It isn't a new concept that students pay others to research or even write their papers.
They could still purchase the essay and then transcribe it in handwriting...that is...if they know cursive! ;)
Companies like this have, unfortunately, been around for a long time. In the “early” days of the net, you used to see a lot of stuff on freelance writing sites looking to hire people for paper writing. I forget what they dressed it up as, but that’s what it was.
I would guess nowadays there are dozens of companies like this one online, just a click away. A lot of universities now have certain software programs to “catch” these papers, though I don’t know how well they work. When I was in grad school, I busted a guy for trying to pass off one of these paper mill papers as his own by checking his sources (don’t want to say more than that - a gentleman must have his secrets :-) )
Proves any non STEM degree is useless.
“and it has foreign writers on staff for non-American students.”
Do they write the papers in a foreign language or butcher the English language enough to appear as though they don’t have a full grasp on the language? I don’t get it? Do they write the papers from a foreign perspective?
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