Since listening to a BBC radio program snippet recommended by a friend, entitled When does getting online help for an essay become cheating?, I have been checking out the custom essay writing services offered by the company that were interviewed, UK Essays.
They provide a pretty convincing argument as to why their custom essay service is not cheating. I’m in two minds really, on one hand, it seems obvious that some students that use this service are simply going to hand in the essay as their own work, that is quite clearly cheating. On the other hand, UK Essays state quite clearly that this is not what you should do, nor is it what they condone. I can see that having someone do the research for an essay for you, and then write what is essentially a model answer for you, would be hugely useful to read and learn from before producing your own work. Imagine the time you would save in the library by just getting the books on the custom essay’s bibliography!
I’ll let you know if I ever legitimately use their service 🙂