Lately, I keep seeing more and more call-outs from people online asking where they can find someone to help them write their dissertation for them. Or preferably: write it for them.
I am not sure how to feel about this as in a way it seems strange that students who’ve spent years working towards a big goal would give away a chance to get their own voices heard so easily.
A dissertation is a final year project/assessment. It is to prove you have mastered what you have worked towards over the years and that you take responsibility for your own life and learning. So actually and ideally you should write it yourself.
If you are at the end of your course/training/studies and you are still unable to write and create your own work without help, what have you been studying for?
And if there are mitigating circumstances: family emergencies, health problems, overwork and exhaustion etc, is there really no way to get an extension on your final project?
If the last problem is the case and they will not grant you time off to deal with your problems, then, and only then, you could look into someone helping you out in a desperate situation.
So keep in mind: you only ask for someone to help you out if the situation is desperate, and here is how you do it:
Ask graduates if they know a good writer. If someone is recommended by a person who has already graduated they might be worth checking out. Also, if you already know people who graduated, maybe you could ask (bribe) someone who graduated in the study you do to do it for you. Might be worth checking out, and cheaper than other options.
Check the internet
Search for “Dissertation help services”, there are many available for you.Another idea is: post your request as job on Upwork or another job website. This is even better as it gives you control of the situation and some protection – especially of your money. Posting a job is easy and freeWhatever way you choose, don’t forget this golden rule: if you find something or someone that appeals to you, don’t go for it immediately: first, check how good they are. Ask for sample writings, and do some research on how accredited they are.
Don’t ask just one person or company, contact a few and compare prices as well. Some people charge a ridicules amount of money, don’t fall for that. On the flip side, beware of too good to be true low prices as well, you might get exactly what the price says: nothing.After you find the one that fits your need, check their knowledge on the subject you have studied and also set them a hard deadline. Keep track of what they do and frequently ask for updates and sample readings. If the piece is not done in time, you have nothing to hand in and might have to pay your writer anyway.
Check if the written piece is original once you receive it. Remember, you are already in awkward territory seeking outside help, a case of plagiarism might just get you send out of class/university.
If you can, try adding bits to the work, you’ll feel less like a fraud if there is a part of your own work included. Maybe rewrite a few bits in your own words.All in all, getting your dissertation written by someone else is easy, but don’t do it unless there is an honest reason for it.So, here are your keynotes:
- Ask for recommendations
- Search the internet
- Shop around
- Check your writer
- Set a strong deadline
- Check for plagiarism
- Make it your own
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