Is Using an Essay Writing Service Cheating?

Essay Writing Service Cheating

If I use your service, is it cheating?

No. Graduate Research provides model answers which are 100% legal. You may come across other websites or media articles which describe custom essay services as a method which encourages cheating.

However, when a model answer is used in the correct manner, it is no different than receiving an example of a first-grade paper from your supervisor, or getting extra help from a personal tutor at home. There are hundreds of writing resources available online which provide advice about essay structure, content and referencing. Ordering a model answer is similar to finding a journal article online about your topic, reading an article or chapter in an academic publication, or looking at past essay examples and using this material to create your own.

If you use the service correctly then there is nothing to worry about.

There are instances in which an individual would be classed as cheating. For instance, if you order a custom essay from us and then hand that work in as your own, then yes, that is cheating.

The correct way to use our essay service is to order a model answer and then use this as a resource tool alongside other materials such as books, journals, newspaper articles, legal documents, or essay examples provided by your tutors, in order to write your own essay or dissertation. Remember, it is an original paper focussed upon your topic and question, use it as you should and it will help unlock your potential.

So, what is the best way to use your service?

It’s no different than the way you would use a journal article you download from an academic database. We provide a model answer that is full of relevant citations and references.

Use the material we provide to facilitate your own research, allowing you to produce a superb essay that you have written yourself and of which you can be proud. By using our work as a guideline or model, it can help keep you on track, focusing your research on the material that matters.

Why do you provide a plagiarism scan if the work is not to be handed in?

We promise to write all essays from scratch to include bespoke research. Our plagiarism scan allows us to show you that the essay we provide is exactly that: individually crafted and custom-made to order. 

If we were to take work from another writer, download the material from an essay site or use previous students’ work, this would be flagged by the scanner. After all, you are paying for a essay written specifically for your essay question, and therefore that is exactly what you will receive. Because our work is 100% plagiarism free, we do understand that a small number of individuals will misuse the service. Unfortunately there is little we can do to prevent this. However, if a student uses this service correctly and responsibly, they will learn by example how to structure and craft superior, first-class essays; something which can only aid their academic progression. If somebody hands one of our model answers in as their own then yes, they are indeed cheating — not least cheating themselves out of a unique opportunity to receive expert tutoring in essay writing from a professional academic (something their own university tutors will not have time to do).

I’ve Seen Other Companies who Allow Students to Hand in the Work.

Unfortunately there are numerous companies operating within the industry which allow you to receive the work they create for you and hand this work in as your own. 
We do not fall into the same category as these companies, and neither encourage nor condone academic cheating. Rather, what we aim to do is provide expert academic tutoring and assistance so that you can learn by example how to write a fantastic essay of your own. At the end of the day, if a student orders a model essay and hands it in as their own, they are acting dishonestly.

Why Do Essay Companies Sometimes get a Bad Rep in the Media?

We feel that the media are quick to judge essay writing services as scammers and academic cheats. However, the reality is that there has been precious little research conducted by the media or academic institutions into how the service is meant to be used. 
Due to the number of companies online who do allow students to hand in work as their own, genuine companies more often than not get tarnished with the same brush. University lecturers and tutors have a great deal of experience in marking and assessing papers and are usually able to detect work by students the quality of which has changed dramatically compared to previous assignments. A student who hands in a model answer as their own is taking the risk of being caught out by the university and asked to leave the course. A student who uses the model answer correctly, on the other hand, should have none of these issues. At the end of the day, if a student hands in work created by somebody else, they are failing themselves and it will not benefit them when it comes to those vitally important end-of-year examinations. Graduate Research neither encourages nor endorses the submission of model answers as a student’s own work.

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