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Have you ever paid for a term paper?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Dakota rube, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    No, and it's a stupid thing to do: 1) You don't learn / practice how to write which is a very vital skill. 2) You don't have the personal satisfaction of doing a job well done if you get a good grade. 3) You are paying money for a course but then paying someone else to do the coursework for you, effectively not learning and wasting your time / money going to class.
    Agreed. Plus, the Chronicle articles suggests that many of the freelance paper writers "phone in" their assignments. It's all a form of amusement to them. They're getting paid for mediocre papers. Poor bastards that buy those things.
     
  2. Fraiche

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    I find the problem lies with the fact that we haven't developed good ways to teach people how to write. No one's trying to figure out how to effectively teach that skill. It's either you can or can't.



    People don't seem to have as much difficulty in learning math or science as we've figured out multiple ways to teach the same concept.
     
  3. HgaleK

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    I find the problem lies with the fact that we haven't developed good ways to teach people how to write. No one's trying to figure out how to effectively teach that skill. It's either you can or can't.



    People don't seem to have as much difficulty in learning math or science as we've figured out multiple ways to teach the same concept.


    More reading generally leads to better writing IME.
     
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    I find the problem lies with the fact that we haven't developed good ways to teach people how to write. No one's trying to figure out how to effectively teach that skill. It's either you can or can't.



    People don't seem to have as much difficulty in learning math or science as we've figured out multiple ways to teach the same concept.


    See:

    More reading generally leads to better writing IME.
     
  5. dragon8

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    No. I don't believe the service was widely available as it is now. I might've if its the present day.
     
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    This is relevant I think http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/AHILxP/neddyy.net/docs/ It's a document corrupter
    Oh man, I've pulled that trick before. Turned in a paper that had the first few paragraphs written (because that's all I had written at that point), then the rest filled with random gibberish in a font like Wingdings. To top it off, I changed the file extension to something nonsensical (funny enough, I think I changed it from .doc to .docx, which is a legitimate extension these days). It worked. Professor told me the file was corrupted, couldn't open, etc. I told him I needed to retype it from scratch, and I acted very exasperated. I got a three-day extension of my deadline. Score! In retrospect, my move was quite ballsy. The professor easily could have asked some assistant or IT person at the university to give him a hand with the file -- in which case, I would have been screwed and possibly even expelled (we had a retardedly strict honor code).
     
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    In retrospect, my move was quite ballsy. The professor easily could have asked some assistant or IT person at the university to give him a hand with the file -- in which case, I would have been screwed and possibly even expelled (we had a retardedly strict honor code).

    See, I'm good at what I do in the sense that I leave very little room for situations like the above. I've got it down to an art.
     
  10. Teger

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    FWIW if you're offering editing/tutoring services you're not responsbile for what the hypothetical student does with your work.
     
  11. munchausen

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    I was the term paper master in school. Turn them shits in 5 days late and two pages short and still get an A. So my friend paid me 100 bucks to write her a paper. Turned in a masterwork and they gave her an F.

    Turns out you're supposed to write something lousy that would scrape by with a b. Otherwise the teacher knows they're cheating.
     

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