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11/04/2016 04:14 pm ET Updated Nov 05, 2017

Are Essay Writing Services Worth It?

If you are a student or have been one, then you know how much critical essay writing is during your academic years. From writing teeny-weeny pieces of articles in junior school to innovative thesis during the Ph.D. years, your writing decides as to what grades will you get. As the time has passed, the students have started using useful tools like grammar checkers or plagiarism checkers to good effect. The tools didn't stop at the 'check' services, and students are now even hiring essay writers for themselves. From services like EssayPro.club, Freelancer.com, Guru.com and upwork.com to hiring local writers for help, students find an easy way to get their tasks completed. While people don't find anything wrong with such practices of buying a piece of writing and then using it for the purpose of their own, it is the professors who believe it to be a wrong way to get the assignments done.

Although most of the services take the content from the hirer and then make an essay out of it, there is still mixed reactions among its use by the teachers and students. The question here arises, why do students even use essay writing services?

The answers to it are different. Largely the students to whom English is a second language, doing part time jobs or are just lazy, use these services. The students for whom the English language is not a native language, it's hard to come up with persuasive essays. These are usually international students and although they might have good enough English to understand the teaching or to write an exam, but when compared to the native English speaking students, the quality of writing of international students isn't the greatest in most of the cases.

The second category of the students who use the writing services, students doing jobs, usually don't find enough time to write essays required in the schools. To cope up with the work and studying, these students utilize the writing services to their effect. The third kind of students who use these services, lazy ones, do not just get excited by the idea of writing.

To write a long, painful essay does not attract their interest and they rather rely on the writing services. There is another group of students who have their significant share among the users of writing services, and these are Ph.D. students. The number of Ph.D. students using writing services shouldn't be surprising when you consider the stakes for which they write.

It is mostly the thesis, for which the Ph.D. students hire writers. Because the thesis is, kind of, prestigious to these students, they trust the writing skills of the professionals instead of trying on their own. The thesis by Ph.D. students is available for anyone in the world to read, and ending up having a typo or committing plagiarism would be the last thing on the list the students would want to have.

So, what is it that the writing services provide, which the students don't trust themselves for doing?

Writing services usually provide the hirers with the professional writer(s). These professional writers have naturally better writing skills than a regular student have. They take less time and take the writing load off the students. They are like a shortcut to the right grades for some students too.

They can put up the content provided by the students into writing in a much better way. As the hiring students have full rights over the printed material and there is no definitive way for the professors to know who writes which essay, they just have to accept it. The assurance of quality with these professionals is guaranteed, and they also check for the plagiarism not being committed.

The service providers allow the service users to be in contact with the writers to mold the writing papers in exactly the way the students want to. Even during university degree or Ph.D., the skills of writers are used by students to produce excellent quality writing. The papers in the case of Ph.D. thesis become majorly important as it can make or break careers.

Is it correct to use the writing services?

Professors can probably digest the fact that students use grammar checking software or some other editing tools. At the end of the day, it is the teachers who evaluate the essays, and it is better to go by their way.

The risk of getting caught after using a writing service isn't worth taking if your degree depends on it. Having mentioned the teacher's side, it is equally important for teachers to understand the situation of the international students and could probably allow using writers or at least translators if such students need them.

About the students, who work with their studying, could use some flexibility by the professors with the deadlines. When it comes to the student's side, it is probably better to use the teacher's or study group's help instead of getting the work done by the professional writers. But when it comes to the Ph.D. students, we believe that there must be some provision that allows them to use writers for the complete or some part of their thesis.

To work on the research, and creating content for the thesis is already an enormous task, and to burden the students to come up with impressive writings is maybe too much to ask for. Having a writer for help would aid these students to relieve the pressure of putting up words good enough to make a mark over the professors. So, having a writer in some cases would not be such a bad idea.

Conclusion

You cannot entirely discard the writing services help to the students in the academics. It is a good idea to let the international students or part-time students take the help of writers or probably some less strictness in grading when it comes to grading their essays.

These services can also help the Ph.D. students to come up with a better thesis. To let the students of junior or high school should be discouraged as students using it at an early stage would always rely on it to get their work done. Having to write themselves during early schooling would probably make it easier for the students to write essays without any service help.