Friday, March 8, 2013

Is it Honest to Have Someone Write For You?

I don't think we're ever too old to go to College. I have a few friends who are in their 40's - 60's who are still taking courses, either to finish degrees started before raising children, to take refresher courses, or just because they enjoy learning. Something that never existed when I was going to college back in the 1970's, at least as far as I can remember, were services that would write an essay or other papers for you. It seems that something like this might be considered dishonest or unethical. I am still trying to determine whether this is so. Maybe you can share your opinion in a comment.

My thinking on the matter is that your professors expect you to write from knowledge that you have obtained while taking their course. Writing a paper is an educational experience in itself, as you are learning to gather information, think it through, and express it in writing.

The services that would write for you claim that there is a lot more pressure than there used to be in the lives of students, in society, and in the expectations placed on students by their school and professors. The reasoning is that because of this, it is helpful to have a service help you with writing now and then.

If you have a thought to share, or have ever used such a service, I'd love to hear from you.

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