Essays for Scholarships

The need for essays, and their marketability, exists because the essay is a focal point in examinations where some students shine, and others crash. Other parts of the various examinations test knowledge; the essay tests both knowledge and individuality.

In the case of scholarships, it may be that the essay is the defining difference between candidates. In some cases, the essay allows the student to address their career goals, or aspects of their lives which aren’t covered in the academic range of subjects.

It’s also one of the few opportunities for purely creative input, and assessment.

Obviously, that would impact pretty effectively on scholarships in the arts, humanities, or other disciplines.

The Essay Industry

There’s no lack of advice on the net about scholarship essays. Writing tips, proofreading, even “evaluation by Harvard-educated experts” are all available, for some pretty respectable fees.

Anyone facing a scholarship exam should know that you can just search “scholarship essays” and you can get a lot of free advice, some of it excellent and thought-provoking.

Advice is advice. It may be given with the best possible motives, but it’s still essentially an opinion.

Be sure that you’re getting the advice you really want, particularly if you’re paying for it.

Consumers really don’t have much comeback against advisory services like these, and you could spend hundreds of dollars, literally for nothing. Some sites are basically charging people for work they’re quite capable of doing for themselves, and researching for themselves.

A basic point: When considering your essay, who do you know can help you? That’s the quality of information you need.

This is your career, and you can decide what you want.

Warning: Essay fraud

There’s a reason for this caution about essay sites.

Reputable organizations expect you to write your own papers and essays. They then advise, and try and help.

Others don’t, claim to provide a service by writing it for you, and they’re to be avoided. Most are scams, others are just plain fraudulent. Either way they can cause you a lot of trouble, and should be avoided at all costs.

According to Essay Fraud.org, there are at least 550 fraudulent organizations, world wide, dealing with term papers, practically every conceivable kind of essay, and charging a lot for the privilege.

These organizations hire writers to do their clients’ essays, and do the research, too, in some cases, for technical papers. The organization then copies the essay, charges the client and frequently doesn’t pay the writers, either. If you get into trouble, you’re on your own.

They acquire a paper which can then be sold to other clients, and fees from their existing clients. Some of the organizations claim to be in places like the UK, but are based in Russia or Eastern Europe.

Plagiarism- something to avoid

Plagiarism, for academic papers and essays, is the copying and theft of students’ papers or other materials and using them for assignments or examinations.

It’s also the defining, quickest, possible way not to get a scholarship, or any other academic qualification, imaginable.

In some cases legitimate students’ papers are stolen and sold to clients by “Essay frauds”.

There’s currently a ,000 lawsuit against a company allegedly marketing stolen examination papers, on the basis of copyright infringement.

That’s how bad the situation is. This plagiarism has become far more common with the advent of open universities and online courses.

For students using the services of frauds the usual problem is that you could find yourself buying an “original” essay which has been broadcast all over the world by plagiarists.

Doesn’t exactly help your academic chances, and really, there’s not a lot of excuses for it.

Most examiners can find original source material very easily.

If they can’t, Copyscape can.

Do your own work, and do it well, and you don’t have a problem.