I need help with my academic work? But who?

Who should help with my academic work?

There is a wide range of options available to students looking for help with academic writing. Many people are asking themselves who should help with my academic work? Here are a few tips to help you.

Beware of the websites which claim hundreds of thousands or even millions of clients. These are just marketing websites that pass the work on to people you will never have direct contact with and are often based on countries like India where English is not their native language. The quality of work is extremely poor. I have seen some examples when clients have failed and been asked to resubmit. The quality of what they paid for and submitted is shocking and they end up having to pay again for their resubmission.

Look at the state of this below. It is a screenshot from the home page of an agency offering academic writing services. It is riddled with errors and is clearly not written by a native English speaker. And yet this is the biggest advertiser of these services on the classified website Gumtree.

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Above: A leading advertiser of dissertation services cannot even write accurately on their website

Also, beware of what they call ‘paper mills’. These are websites that will take your work and make them available to other students. Any work you get from websites like these will probably fail the Turnitin check and cause you serious problems with your university.

So what is the answer?

Well, the best way to avoid the problems I have talked about is to use a personal service where you can communicate directly with the person working on your assignments. Make sure you can email them directly and if you need to, call to speak to them.  Also, with a one-to-one service, you probably won’t need to pay VAT which will save you 20% straight away.  

Most serious academic writers don’t have time to write free samples, but you don’t have to pay for your full dissertation in one go. Just say you will pay chapter by chapter and then you can check you are happy with the first chapter they deliver.  

Thirdly, look for an editor/ writer with experience. It takes many years to develop expert academic writing skills. I would suggest that five years should be a minimum.  

I hope these tips are helpful. If you need any further help then just drop me an email at help@written-english.com

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