While there are some attractive aspects to using this type of service, the disadvantages are risky and likely outweigh the potential benefits.
In some situations, a person might feel some benefits of hiring this type of service. Examples include:
You don’t have to spend time writing the paper.
You might get a better grade than you would have gotten if you did it on your own.
If you are behind on your work, it may mean passing a class instead of failing if it is not possible to complete the assignment yourself on time.
Are there really sufficient reasons to do something unethical and fraudulent? This is where the downside comes in.
If you use one of these services to write your college admission essay (which is an advertised service for some of these companies), you are essentially defrauding the school. You could find yourself expelled or in legal jeopardy if the school finds out.
Many colleges and other schools have clear policies prohibiting any use of a writing service. If you are caught, you could be expelled from school for academic dishonesty. You can even be prosecuted if you used fraudulent academic work to obtain scholarships or government-sponsored financial aid.
You can buy yourself a good grade, but you won’t get the things you actually went to school to get: education, skills, and valuable abilities. The knowledge and experience you would have gained by sweating it out yourself won’t be there when you need it in the real world. The HuffPost agrees, pointing out that hiring an essay writing service will serve to underprepare you for your career.
The Atlantic points out that taking this kind of shortcut can lead to other negative behaviors and consequences. If you start paying someone else to do your homework for you, what logical conclusion does this pattern of behavior lead to? Why not hire someone to do all your assignments? When you leave school and start looking for a job, are you going to fill your resume with fake accomplishments? After all, presenting a grade point average (GPA) to an employer that was partially bought rather than earned is like lying on a resume.
Don’t be fooled
It may be possible, perhaps, to use a writing service in a sobering way that saves you time while you’re still paying attention to doing the bulk of the essay research. However, this is still probably a violation of school policy and relying on such a service is a slippery slope. It can easily become an addictive quick fix. Before you know it, not only have you cheated yourself out of school, but you’ve also cheated yourself out of invaluable academic and personal growth. Besides, most writing services lie about their writers’ qualifications. For example, you can read the review of unemployedprofessors. That article proves the point that the only thing you can be sure about is they don’t have a single professor on their team, and even if they do, they’re unemployed for a reason.
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