Buying research papers College Life / Writing & Grammar

Hello everyone:

Sometimes, if you are really busy, it might seem like a good idea to buy a research paper. It isn’t.

Perhaps you don’t really care about the course and you think purchasing a paper is a great way to move on quickly. Don’t do it.

Do you really want to sully your reputation, get a zero for the assignment, and have a permanent ‘”Failure due to cheating” on your transcript? Once the designation is there, you will be known as a cheat and a fraud. That is not a good way to move ahead in life.

Maybe you figure you won’t get caught. Professors have their own ways of finding out if a paper was bought from a disreputable company (all companies who sell papers are crooks, in my opinion, as are the students who buy them). One thing’s for sure: your writing for the rest of the term better match the quality of the writing in the paper you just turned in, or you’re in big trouble. The Honor Board is not a fun place to visit. I know: I’ve won 100% of the cases I have brought before them.

So, what do you do? Be honest. Talk to the professor if you’re running late and need an extension. I talk with students frequently who need a little grace. Sometimes, they actually get it, without penalty. Other times (like if they have asked for grace on a weekly basis), they don’t. It’s better than buying a paper and losing your integrity.


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.

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