The Case For Essay-Writing Services

A couple of weeks back, I fell in to conversation with a gentleman who works for a leading essay writing service. He was both educated and likeable, nonetheless I disapprove strongly of his occupation. Although “reputable” essay writing services carry disclaimers along the lines of “this service offers sample essays”, they know, perfectly well that many of those who avail themselves of such services wil pass off the work of the essay writing company as that of their own. This is, however one attempts to dress it up, at bottom immoral and teaches students to rely on others rather than develop the skills necessary to produce their own work.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Essay writing | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Photo: Pixabay

I have been hosting a number of guest posts by essay-writing service providers and some have called me out on it, albeit in your always polite way.

So, why do I do it?

Part of the reason is my own experience. As an awkward teenager, I remember struggling with a particularly tough assignment at school. My father came to the rescue. Although he was only supposed to offer some minor assistance, he ended up writing the whole thing (sorry, Mr. Anestidis). So, I don’t feel I’m in a position to cast any stones.

Strangely enough, when the next assignment came up, I was ready to tackle it—and I did. I have no idea how or why, but simply watching my dad at work seemed to vicariously teach me how to do it myself.

Then, there is the fact that the missus has tutored students in the past. As…

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2 thoughts on “The Case For Essay-Writing Services

  1. Nicholas C. Rossis

    Thanks for sharing. Given your strong feelings on the subject, I was surprised to see you do so. As for dressing it up, I look at my post more as playing devil’s advocate. There is a way to use such services for good, even though I agree that few will choose to do so.

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      You are welcome for the share. I am a believer in freedom of debate and although I disagree with the position taken in your post, it is well expressed and on this basis I shared it. Also I was prompted to do so by my interaction with the gentleman I mentioned in my reblog. I don’t mean that he prompted me, rather the conversation with him prompted the share. Kevin


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