Buying Essays Online: Who Does It?

Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to TorontoMike.com. I received the following entry late last week from Kieran.

I hate cheating. This is my personal life position. I always try to complete everything in my life by myself. It can either be my car repair, or my college paper, or even my GF (I hate THAT kinds of cheating too). But my last crazy party ended up with F mark for English Literature, so I had to rewrite my essay in one day. And that was the only moment when I told to myself that cheating is not that bad and that I can use some help from professionals. So I googled "college paper" and found this one - http://www.college-paper.org.

First thoughts were like - Oh. These guys just want my money and their office is in Pakistan (for sure). The problem was - that I didn't have any time at all. So I told them my VISA numbers, gave them all they need and chose "highest urgency" level. They called me 3 minutes after that - nice voice (it didn't sound like India or Pakistan) asked me about my order - I told them all I knew. I don't want to give you more details - this stuff is boring, they sent me my paper in 5 hours, I got B and my professor was happy (as was I, for sure). So what is the conclusion? Order your essays at that site? Well... only if you need to. Party all the time? Also nope. Always think about tomorrow and don't let cheatin' happen.

I have never purchased an essay for school. Then again, I graduated in '98 and every essay I wrote was based on research I did in actual paper books borrowed from libraries both on campus and off. Sometimes the books I needed weren't allowed to be taken out of the library and I had to do all my work there. These were some seriously tough times.

But writing essays was a strength of mine, and if I put in the work, I always got good results. I honestly believe that if I were in university today I'd still write every one of my essays and wouldn't be tempted by essay writing services. But then again, I also hate paying for things I can do myself. So I'm not certain if my reasons are wholly moral in nature or self serving to save a buck and ensure a good grade.

What about you? Have you ever submitted an essay you didn't write? Did you ever pay for an essay? How'd that work out for you?


Share this entry

Comments (17 - click here to join in!)

McNulty

It sounds like Kieran's life position is really "Don't Cheat Me".

He seems to really like cheating when it benefits him.

Also, how do you cheat at car repairs? Up,Up,Down,Down,Left,Right,Left,Right,B,A,Start doesn't change your oil.

Sigh.....

May 28, 2012 @ 9:57 AM

Stan

I heard a lot of shitty things about those services. Some of my friends tried them and it was OK, but personally I tried not to use it at all. Good luck, Kieran. I hope that your parties will bring you nice job.

May 28, 2012 @ 10:08 AM

Justin

IMO, if you need help with your studying - then use these services. If no, then just don't bother yourself with it. Simple, but true.

May 28, 2012 @ 10:20 AM

The_Voice

I once played Street Fighter against a guy who claimed that Ryu's hadouken was a cheat, and told me to stop cheating. Confused the heck out of me.

May 28, 2012 @ 11:36 AM

Anonymous

I'm just curious why Kieran's prof didn't use Turnitin. My friend got caught doing the exact same thing.

Personally, I would never buy an essay; I'm already paying shitloads of money for school.

May 28, 2012 @ 1:53 PM

Rob

This is fairly common. I graduated a year ago and it is common for friends to share essays and students to reuse essays. Book sources are rarely used and professors had to start making it required to have actual books/studies because students would use any old website.

I had a friend that graduated with the highest mark in the program. He sold essays for one year. He told me in one class he wrote two essays for other people. When the professor handed back the essays he scolded to the class for how dad they were and said he only gave out three A's. All the A's were the essay written by my friend.

May 28, 2012 @ 2:42 PM

Lorne

I got offered money to do people's assignments in university. I always turned it down. I was making enough money working as a peer tutor helping those who actually wanted to learn.

As Anonymous said, just about every teacher and prof uses Turnitin. The more services like that are used, the more teachers are aware of their student's writing habits and styles, etc-- the harder it will be to cheat.

There exists a point where the effort putting into evading the cheating-detection systems is greater than the effort in just doing the work. For a good portion of assignments, that point's already here-- and not too far off for the rest.

And then there's the old saying-- the only one you're cheating is yourself. You don't learn the content of the assignment you "skipped", nor did you learn the skills needed to complete it yourself. You're the one who lost in the end.

And for anyone who things "omg, it's just school, it's not like it's the REAL WORLD"-- well, actually, yes it is. Think about it. You're passing off work as your own, and submitting it to the scrutiny of the masses. In school, that's Turnitin and other such systems. In the real world, it's the entire Internet.

I'll be willing to bet just about every one of you has read or seen a news story in recent memory about someone being called out of copying-- an artist, a writer, a journalist. Heck, if Mike copied a story and posted it here, how long do you think it would be until someone pointed it out in the comments?

And what are the effects? The person's entire reputation is gone, and they're forever known in the annals of the Internet as "that guy who copied stuff, ignore him".

May 29, 2012 @ 8:52 AM

Lorne

Oh, and a quick side note as to "paying for it": If you actually gave them your credit card number, you're a fool. If their entire business model is built around unethical cheating for profit, and you're giving them your Visa number-- well, if they'll do it for you, they'll do it to you.

May 29, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

Justin

There is always a paypal option, so I don't think it's about stealing money. BTW, stealing is a crime. While writing essays...?

May 29, 2012 @ 10:24 AM

Jay Mcroy

I mostly agree with Lorne. Cheating is bad and stuff. In my college there were guys who got expelled for cheating with their papers.

As for unfair services - they could cheat on you as much as they help you to cheat on your school. There are always a risk - whatever you buy online. Though, there are some ways sellers can be controlled - bad reviews make a weather at their popularity and profit, so they are not interested to cheat on their customers, their only interest can be to enlarge the clients' number. In addition, payment services(e.g. PayPal) provide insurance for unfairness with money transaction. So, you can be 99% sure you won't be cheated by your seller.

As for the site Kieran was takin' about, college-paper.org - I think maybe he did a sneaky commercial for it. Actually, I went there to check the bastard's site. It's way too smaller then turnitin, but it has decent traffic and no negative feedbacks, so maybe they're(this kind of services) are not that bad.

I doubt that I will ever use their help, though.

May 29, 2012 @ 11:20 AM

McNulty

That's probably true. Who is this Kieran? Has Mike been had?

May 29, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

ehomework

Not all companies are a scam, or in Pakistan. We are located in Toronto. It is a shady business and you do have to be careful, but there are some legit ones.

We write essays for students who want to buy essays in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Montreal and all over the US. Our writers are right here in Canada/USA, and are native english speakers.

I have heard horror stories though. You just have to be careful.

December 12, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

ehomework

Not all companies are a scam, or in Pakistan. We are located in Toronto. It is a shady business and you do have to be careful, but there are some legit ones.

We at ehomework.ca write essays for students who want to buy essays in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Montreal and all over the US. Our writers are right here in Canada/USA, and are native english speakers.

I have heard horror stories though. You just have to be careful.

December 12, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

Jeff Collins

Each person sees online essay writing service in a distinct way. Some people consider the service as a form of cheating, whereas others consider the same as the most convenient way to get credits for a course. However, to buy or not to buy essays online is purely a personal decision of the student.

March 29, 2013 @ 9:44 PM

Andy Marnes

eHomework.ca reviews: GREAT site! GREAT service!
eHomework.ca is NOT a scam. They are awesome.

I like doing my own essays. But like most students with a full course load, it can get difficult to keep up. Profs just plow us with assignments.

So yes I have used an essay site. And no I don't feel morally wrong. You do what you have to do.

eHomework.ca is NOT a scam. They are awesome.

Great prices, meet my deadlines. And they have NEVER gotten me in trouble, their work is NOT plagiarized.

Trust my eHomework.ca review... I use them, my friends use them. We are all happy.

March 29, 2014 @ 5:20 PM

Expert Assignment

The opinion about essay companies is understandably divided. However, cheating/partying/being lazy are not the only reasons why students use these services.

Most international students are not comfortable with writing essays as English is not their first language. In their writing classes, they are graded on the same scale as local students which isn't entirely fair to them. Getting a high GPA is extremely important for their career and therefore, it is understandable that they use essay writing services.

There are obviously shades of gray here. At some level, maybe this is cheating and unfair. At some level, it is understandable too.


If anyone ever needs assistance with any online class, essays or assignments for any subject (Maths, Sciences, Philosophy, Sociology, etc) in any city across the world - Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, etc. - please feel free to contact us. We have native English speaking writers who can assist with any form of essay writing or assignment help.

August 13, 2014 @ 6:32 AM

Sean

Ehomework is a quasi SCAM!!

They claim that their essays are done by english speakers yet all their emails and essays are riddeled with weird grammer and bad spelling mistakes! They NEVER deliver on time making their work essetially uselss!. The quality of work is the worst I have ever seen. They stopped repplying to my messages for a re-do or refund. So yes, they are a SCAM in that sense. They take your money and do not deliver!!

April 18, 2015 @ 7:31 AM

Leave a comment


Only 17 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!


« Do It For Ponikarovsky Discovering Cover Songs for the First Time »