Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Term Paper Mills - Rough Draft

Term Paper Mills
Term paper mills are an easy way out of an assignment or semester final and are commonly used by many people in many different careers and time zones. Paper mills have been supplying illegal essays for decades and are easily accessible through the internet.

------End of par. 1--------However the creation of paper mills have created a need for a cure.
------begin of par 2.-------Plagiarism detection services, which are found online, are actively fighting against this disease that plagues millions of people all over the world. This disease has the potential of drastically lowering the quality of creative written work. Term paper mills prevent students from thinking creatively for themselves and act as a mental crutch that could and most likely will last for the rest of their life time.
Plagiarism has grown vastly among college students, many who feel that they just don’t have the time to devote to an honest essay assignment. Others may be subconsciously forced into it by peer pressure. *****If college students believe that the majority of their peers plagiarize, this includes purchasing papers from a term paper mill, then those students are more likely to commit an act of plagiarism. *****
**Thanks to our advanced technology computers are allowing students extraordinary access to a vast array of sources.*** Using the internet students can easily enter a web site that sells term papers and choose to receive an essay in a matter of days. With an option so simple who wouldn’t choose a bought essay over hard work and hours of research? The offer is almost too tempting, even when one knows the consequences of using illegal written material as your own. One may think, “well I wont get caught,” or “my teacher will never know the difference.” However professors hold their high esteem position because they worked for it. As a student, would you want a professor who used someone else’s research and finger-sweat as their own? If you knew, could you be sure that they weren’t just feeding you a bunch of garbage?

Some students rely on paper mills time and time again for their source of trust worthy material.
What if this student became a surgeon or even a pediatrician? How would you feel if you knew an unstudied, unqualified doctor was treating your child, or mother?

Paper mill prices and those who buy
Paper mills are not cheap, in fact essays could run you about 20 dollars a page depending on your source.
I could never afford to buy an illegal term paper and still make my car and insurance payments, not to mention all my other expenses. Does this mean that mostly the wealthy upper-class students can afford to spend money (which is probably their parents) on these ‘quick and easy fix’ papers? And how would these parents (who probably work hard to get wherever they are in their career) feel if they knew that their little ‘over-achiever’ is skating by through school (probably an expensive one) and not really learning much of anything?

--------------------------------------Add in a list of term paper prices and their sources-------------------------Stating: Below I have listed some of the going rates on term papers

‘Writers Behind the curtain’
I spent many hours looking through articles, essays, and countless web sites painstakingly trying to find information about the writers ‘behind the curtain’ of illegal essay distribution. However I had absolutely zero luck. The only source available to me was given to my by my written argument professor, Dr. Susan Stewart. This document by Abigail Witherspoon titled “This Pen For Hire,” is an excellent 11 page account of what this “academic call girl” encounters on a daily basis. The author begins by telling the reader about her “specialties” and how well she has learned to play to professors and especially teachers assistants.
Next Abigail Witherspoon wraps us in a vivid detailing of her work environment, home, co-workers, and customers.
******************Be carfull ----------- this is not an article review*************

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