It must cross everyone’s mind at one point or another. “This essay sucks. I wonder if I could buy one?” There are actually several sites, called essay mills, where you can (and this is one post where I won’t be revealing as many resources as possible) potentially buy an essay. However, if you happen to have the money to buy an essay, there are a few bumps in the road to consider.
- Teachers do check for plagiarism, and though these sites swear they don’t plagiarize, and that the essays are unique, you didn’t write it yourself so you don’t know for sure. Also, if the teacher gets wise, an oral quiz about your paper could out you.
- It’s a big risk. If you get caught, you could flunk the class or even get kicked out of school.
- It’s cheating! Not because you might get caught or because you’re not supposed to, but think about all the hours your classmates slaved over the computer to make their C+ masterpieces. For you to fork over some cash and play video games the whole time just isn’t fair.
- The cost is substantial. One site I found proposed that one custom essay only 15 pages long, given a deadline of 4 to 6 days, would cost a whopping $500.
These essay mills usually employ writers to create the final product, though there are some that claim to buy essays if you have a couple extra laying around you’d like to try to sell. I’ll leave the moral implications for you to untangle
Yes, it would be a miracle stress relief if you didn’t have to write that dreaded paper for history class. However, the risk is rather high considering that the benefit is a few more hours with your Xbox.