It wasn't an honest thing, but it worked at the time.
Post-high school, I did not do such a thing. That said, I would have written term papers for money.
Cheaps wrote:And where were you when I was in high school Red?
I probably would have forked over some $$$
wants2laugh wrote:Many of my co-workers are in college... and due to our hours/overtime, we often do not have the time to write such things.
I often take pay for research papers. On any subject, and my rate is $100 for a C, $200 for a B, and $300 for an A. Most of these papers are over 10 pages... and i do not charge by the page. I have had many friends tell me that after paying $400 for the class, then another $100 for the books... it is well worth it to pay me fees when they are in jeopardy of having to take the course over. Often, it is in courses that are required for their degree, but not necessarily going to help it. Why does a nursing student need to write a "How has Music defined society" paper?
Ive made some really good money over the years... even with subjects i have known nothing about... it is really easy to equate almost any subject with history--- for which i have a degree
TheEnglishButterfly wrote:It's an old thread, but I wanted to put in my 85 cents
I have written papers for my sister and her nursing friends lots of times. They were so busy with nursing school and I am an English major... so she asked to trade something cool I wanted for her papers. Her friends paid me 25 bucks each paper I wrote for only 2 pages each paper. I wrote each one in seriously, like an hour or less. I didn't understand some of the shit I was writing about but I am REALLY good at being able to BS my way through it. Got 100% on each one. But my sister made a mistake and told her one friend that I'd do her paper, and said 25$. She didnt know that her friend meant the FINAL paper, which was about 15 pages long. The ONLY reason I did it for the 25 was because I loved the subject and knew a lot and didn't need to do too much bs'ing or researching. I told her though, "next time, let me do the price quote!"
But speaking of... I had a student that turned in a paper and they took the entire paper off a website, word for word. We allowed him to redo it, but we had to laugh at how he didn't even try to change it.
Another student tried to put in his own words, but didn't take out the special characters that were inserted into the paper when he copied and pasted it from the site he was on. That made me laugh too.
Did any of you used to BS about shit in papers? My History teacher in middle school never read our papers. Like, EVER. He just cared about the first and last paragraph and made sure it was of the right length. Once we found this out we would literally have our papers look like "There are some people who argue that the gas chambers in World War 2 were a farce and that Jews, in fact, were never meant to be exterminated. They have blatant disregard about evidence such as gas chambers, first-hand accounts of interment camps, and Mr. Brockmann if you are reading this I owe you a dollar. I don't want to write this so I will just throw in some words like Nazi's and Jew's and Heil Hitler, hi ho, hi hoe, it's off to heil Hitler we go. We go into History class and learn nothing hi ho, hi ho, oh wouldn't you weep to know! It is a saddening fact that citizens across the world disregard such evidence of the turmoil the Jews received in World War Two."
Shit like that. For the entire year we bullshitted our way because we knew he didn't read anything. Then right near the end of the year, he said "You need to write a 10 page paper explaining an element of history which has made an impact on you as a person and compare/contrast how American society views that same element of history" (something like that), and then he paused, smiled, looked at us all and said "And I WILL be reading these, some of you owe me a LOT of money from your past papers, therefore I will disregard the money owed if you write me a quality paper!" Turned around and started writing on the board again. Our English teacher tipped him off about the papers, so we had to actually write a paper without our BS'ing
He was a complete stoner though, great teacher, but didn't read our papers for shit!