When does getting online help for an essay become cheating?

A friend recommended I have a listen to this BBC interview discussing the use of custom essay sites

When does getting online help for an essay become cheating?

Basically, these sites will take your essay question and, for a fee, write the answer for you complete with all their research, references and other sources. Apparently the  idea then is that you use this essay to write your own answer. Seems fair enough, but how many people hand it in as their own work? Dunno, but I’m guessing a few do. I can see how having someone do your research is handy and a time saver, but are you missing out it you “out source” this task? Busy lives, busy people = services offering shortcuts, students are no different I guess.

It would be good to see comments on my new blog so tell me what your views are!


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