We started our paper review service as a response to a dire Internet trend. As you may know, too many students are buying essays and research papers online. I am a former college professor who wrestled with this issue only on occasion. My secret was to give specific, reading-driven topics that had to meet benchmarks that no essay mill could churn out. And while this solved the problem in my classroom, the phenomenon that has spread across the Web remains vicious and viral.
This way of doing business is one of the newer life hacks, as students strive for meaningless and quite hypothetical – and downright hypocritical As, which, in turn, manifest equally meaningless degrees that may feel good to hold in their hands for a drunken moment. In the long run, businesses need employees with skills, and those who have scammed their way through college meet the ultimate firing squad. It just doesn’t make sense.
Consider the cost of a quality education in 2015. How much does that degree cost? Eighty thousand dollars? (That’s a bargain B.A., these days.) More likely, they or their parents are in for more than a hundred grand — and I am not talking candy bars! My graduate school alma mater, New York University, for example, weighs in at over fifty thousand dollars a year now. Do the math. Second grade addition delivers a horrifying sum.
So, today we have students who are paying, on average, anywhere from one hundred to two hundred grand for a bachelor’s degree, and often graduating with limited skills. This is insane and hurts not only the students but our already beleaguered American system of higher education.
Our company offers paper review, which is as different from this pernicious model, as it gets. It mimics the process that I used with my writing students for over twenty years – that is, we provide an intense teacher/student conference; however, this one is delivered completely by email. I use se M.S. Word’s “Track Changes” feature to return comments and suggestions to students. This professional feature is a phenomenal learning tool that all students should know and use, yet few do.
Does this guarantee that students will ace their papers and come up with As? Absolutely not. But it does promise that they will experience important lessons about writing and effective communication. The upshot of paper review, therefore, is both immediate and cumulative.
You may be wondering, do I fix their papers? Well, I show students areas of deficiency, provide examples of correct form, and give them a pathway for improvement. They must make the changes. They must evolve their words.
No one is writing papers for them. Instead, they are learning how to write better papers through consultation.
To be honest, when faced with the often corrupt competition, the real pathway to learning that we offer is truly a hard sell. A quick “stolen” paper often trumps something written with real effort. Yet, what we offer is personal attention that students in today’s sadly-slick classrooms either forgo or just never get because of college budget constraints. We offer a way to become a competent writer, something that will pay off years down the line and through one’s career.
And let’s not forget – there are certainly other consequences to buying a paper versus writing one’s own. This is plagiarism, one of the capital crimes one can commit in college. Usually this leads to expulsion, and when one tries to start over at another school, that record follows with a stench. Come on, now! Is it worth it?
We offer our service at a bargain price of $25.00 to review a typical paper or essay (of up to five pages). Longer paper review will cost an additional $5.00 per page. Students should begin the process at least a week in advance, since a problematic paper generally takes at least two reviews. In effect, this means that students can get an email tutorial for the cost of several fast food meals.
During 2015, I visited a number of E.S.L. sites on Facebook and was disheartened by those posting on the pages, luring students to send in their hundred bucks or so, for fraudulent papers. Even if the writers were good – and they are not – these sites hire hacks – this should horrify us collectively, as a culture. What do we want for our children? And what are we willing to pay for? Of course, when I ask these questions, I am not just talking about money.
News flash: you simply can’t hack life! And the atrocious karma of buying into this facet of legal yet despicable organized crime will bite back.
Your assignment today: listen to John Lennon’s song: “Instant Karma.” And then do the right thing! Do your homework!
And if you want honest help, we are here.