Originally Posted by L.R.
The way that schools approach cheating these days made me wary, along with the basic moral issue of the matter. The closest to writing essays would be when I refined Business majors' presentations. I quite liked selling people on ideas, so it was good fun, and I made serious buck from it. It seems Business Administration students, by and large, are absolute crap at presenting things, understanding the impacts of words, etc. Even the Marketing majors needed help at times.... brilliant students in other ways, but just...ridiculous sometimes.
I don't have a lot of moral qualms when it comes to the academic system. It's a victimless crime if there is one. Punishment wasn't something I was that worried about. In most cases the dude just came to my room with a gameboy or magazine and chilled with me while I "helped" him create a presentable essay. The one sketchy situation that I got in to was writing a two page essay for a kid in class on the day that it was due. The teacher was grading assignments during the first half hour of class and the kid behind me hadn't started his paper. He handed me $60, I wrote some bullshit on Huck Finn down in twenty minutes, handed it to him to copy in his own handwriting, and business was complete. He got a 98 and I got a 96.
I wouldn't touch it in college. Anything I do to get a leg up in college is a function of social skills, knowing the system, and knowing how to properly work with a prof or a TA to get what you want. People don't seem to get that it's not difficult to get extra points, extensions for tests, extensions for papers, or a grade bump just beyond the curve if you can work with people. If I'm feeling lazy and have cash to throw around, I would consider having a huge paper written for me. It seems easier to buy adderall or vyvanse and just do it myself.