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Linda Nylind for the Guardian Printing two copies of a page dissertation at the university library: But what price do you put on the sleepless nights, stressful supervisor meetings and hour library stints?
How much would it cost to have someone else do it for you? If you can wait a bit longer and you're only after a Desmond, you can get it for just under a grand.
These prices must be out of reach for most students, but a quick online search of "essay-writing services" returns more than 31 million hits.
Clearly these businesses are thriving — so where are their customers? Where are the students who are shelling out thousands of pounds for a pre-packaged essay? The unhappy answer, I fear, is: Things go wrong at university — family bereavements, personal crises, simple time mismanagement — and the sheer stomach-turning, throat-constricting panic of being unable to produce an assignment on deadline leads vulnerable students down this costly path.
Now, three grand is worth a bit of customer service, right? Yet online forums are full of complaints about essays arriving peppered with spelling mistakes, arguments that don't match pre-approved propositions and — the most common grievance — results that don't match the promised grade.
One user, who goes by the forum name RippedOff, told me that when she complained about not receiving an essay on time, she was informed that the company had been unable to get in contact with her assigned writer.
I didn't want to take it any further because I was worried about being found out. But students would be very wrong if they thought this somehow put them on the right side of the rules. By presenting someone else's work as their own they would be in breach of any plagiarism policy at any university.
The papers might pass a plagiarism scan, but there's always the chance that a tutor will spot the signs of an essay that hasn't been written by its submitter — disparity in writing style, for example.
But, of course, the essays provided aren't for submitting! How could you possibly think such a thing? Because they guarantee certain grades?
Because they promise to meet your deadlines? Because they're fully referenced, double-spaced and bound? Well, clearly you haven't read the small print. Because hidden away on a hard-to-find page on each of these websites is a disclaimer that says something like: A leading UK-based site even says that customers who order papers are implicitly confirming that using the service does not violate their university's rules.
It adds that, due to the fact the essays are purely for research, that shiny guaranteed 2: Well, aren't we glad we cleared that up? So it's as simple as that. All you have to do is shell out a few thou, bank on your essay arriving on time, hope it's grammatically correct, ensure it makes sense, pray you don't get found out, keep it quiet from all your friends just to be safeand live on packet noodles for the rest of term.
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Essay. Oxbridge Essays: Hello, Oxbridge Essays. Lucy Tobin: Hi, I'm a student at Oxford, and I'm interested in doing some work as a writer for Oxbridge Essays. I just wanted to find out more about it.
My son is hoping to apply for Law at Oxbridge next year, and google has brought up some Personal Statement writing services firms. Has anyone used these and are they any good? Sounds a bit like cheating to me, but his Scottish state school doesn't have much experience in applying.
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