What is Academic Fraud and Why I Won’t Rewrite Your Essay

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I’ve come across many different kinds of requests for editing support. I am happy to give my services to all writers looking to spruce up their writing. But, there is one thing I will not do—research or rewrite sections of an academic paper for students.

Why?

Having someone else rewrite your academic work, even if you paid for it, is considered Academic Fraud. You could be kicked out of school for it!

Each university has its own list of rules for what qualifies as Academic Fraud, but overall they are the same. In school, no matter what level, your grades are determined by essays, projects, and exams that you, and you alone, have completed. Passing post-secondary school is proving that you know how to think (albeit in most cases with no sleep, too much coffee, and not enough nutritional food!). In an essay, the ideas and final conclusions HAVE to be yours. Even though you may come to those conclusions by route of other scholars’ work (which you should be doing for a good grade), you still have to cite those sources. But ultimately, your thesis and the conclusions should come by you.

So, how can I help you?

I may not be able to re-write your essay, proposal, or thesis, but I will be able to help you get your paper in the best shape it can be. Not only will I check for spelling, grammar, and syntax, I will also be able to indicate flaws in your logic and argument.

On top of that, I can help you—coach you—to come to the correct conclusions based on your research. Much of what I see with students, especially in their first and second years, is that they have done the research but can’t piece it all together in an essay. They find it incredibly difficult to write a thesis statement that will tie together all their evidence. I can help you with that!

My support in argument creation is more like tutoring; it isn’t Academic Fraud. I can teach you how to read your own evidence, analyze the data, and make a compelling argument. This way you can do it for yourself in the future.

So, if you find yourself stuck with writing essays, send me a message and I’ll help you out.