When you’re looking for a custom essay writing service that will create all your assignments from scratch, it can be hard to know where to look first. There are so many UK websites for you to choose from, where do you begin?Top Rated Writing Services in the UK
During this search, you may have come across Do My Writing, a website based in the USA that seems to offer ‘some of the best’ custom writing services available. Let’s see how it fairs!
Unfortunately, there is no services page on the website, and you’ll have to find out whether the company offers your assignment type by heading onto the order form and using the drop-down menu.
As you can see, there are around 20-odd services to choose from, including some of the most common assignment types such as essays and dissertations. However, when you consider that some of the leading UK custom essay writing services offer in excess of 50+ services, some students will find this list very restrictive.
There is a testimonials page on the website, but these are very basic testimonials and come across as being illegitimate. This is because these reviews have no indication of what service was carried out, the name of the order or the date of the review, meaning they could be years out of date.
Searching online on UK forum and review sites, we found some very mixed reviews of the site from past customers, many of which state that the essays were delivered late and there were many examples of poor quality work, such as abnormal levels of plagiarism, bad grammar and even silly spelling mistakes.
The only way to figure out the price, or quote for your assignment, since there is no dedicated pricing page, is to use the order form. The site would be much more helpful if it actually provided a quote calculator that made this process easy.
To give you an idea of pricing, a 10-page (2,750 words) College essay, double-spaced with a 3-day final deadline, written by an ENL writer, will set you back around $247. This is a huge amount of money, and it’s worth noting that this is a US service and you will have to pay in USD, not GBP.
There is a contact page in the header of the website where you’ll find all the contact information by this information is extremely limited. You’ll find a physical address based in London, a US phone number, no UK phone number and a single email address for support.
Service is not specialized on writing for UK students and may not comply with UK academic standards
In conclusion, we were slightly disappointed with the overall experience that Domywriting.com provides. Despite not even being a UK service, the prices are far too high; the website does not have enough features or support options.
Printing two copies of a 35-page dissertation at the university library: £3.50
Wire-binding both copies: £18
Four-pack of energy drinks and a packet of biscuits to make it through deadline night: £3.49
And there you have it – the recipe for a complete dissertation comes in at under £25. But what price do you put on the sleepless nights, stressful supervisor meetings and 12-hour library stints? How much would it cost to have someone else do it for you?
Well, if you're after a first-class history dissertation written by an Oxbridge graduate and delivered in a week, according to one essay-writing company, it'll set you back a cool £3,430 – just £145 less than an entire year's standard student maintenance loan. If you can wait a bit longer and you're only after a Desmond, you can get it for just under a grand.
These prices must be out of reach for most students, but a quick online search of "essay-writing services" returns more than 31 million hits. Clearly these businesses are thriving – so where are their customers? Where are the students who are shelling out thousands of pounds for a pre-packaged essay?
The unhappy answer, I fear, is: wherever there are desperate students. Things go wrong at university – family bereavements, personal crises, simple time mismanagement – and the sheer stomach-turning, throat-constricting panic of being unable to produce an assignment on deadline leads vulnerable students down this costly path.
Now, three grand is worth a bit of customer service, right? Yet online forums are full of complaints about essays arriving peppered with spelling mistakes, arguments that don't match pre-approved propositions and – the most common grievance – results that don't match the promised grade.
One user, who goes by the forum name RippedOff, told me that when she complained about not receiving an essay on time, she was informed that the company had been unable to get in contact with her assigned writer.
"They refused to give me a refund," says RippedOff, "and said that I could claim a discount, but only off the next purchase I made with them. I didn't want to take it any further because I was worried about being found out. The essay never arrived and I was £200 out of pocket."
So the prospect of shelling out for one of these essays is already looking pretty unappealing, even before we consider the unpleasant possibility of, you know, being thrown out of university for wilful plagiarism.
The websites advertise their essays as being "100% plagiarism free!", which we can take to mean that they haven't been copied from a database, and aren't resold to future customers. But students would be very wrong if they thought this somehow put them on the right side of the rules.
By presenting someone else's work as their own they would be in breach of any plagiarism policy at any university. The papers might pass a plagiarism scan, but there's always the chance that a tutor will spot the signs of an essay that hasn't been written by its submitter – disparity in writing style, for example.
But, of course, the essays provided aren't for submitting! How could you possibly think such a thing? Because they guarantee certain grades? Because they promise to meet your deadlines? Because they're fully referenced, double-spaced and bound? Well, clearly you haven't read the small print. Because hidden away on a hard-to-find page on each of these websites is a disclaimer that says something like: our essays are intended for research purposes only.
A leading UK-based site even says that customers who order papers are implicitly confirming that using the service does not violate their university's rules. It adds that, due to the fact the essays are purely for research, that shiny guaranteed 2:1 you were promised on the home page refers only to the general standard of the essay and not your final grade. Well, aren't we glad we cleared that up?
So it's as simple as that. All you have to do is shell out a few thou, bank on your essay arriving on time, hope it's grammatically correct, ensure it makes sense, pray you don't get found out, keep it quiet from all your friends (just to be safe), and live on packet noodles for the rest of term. What could be better?
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