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Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby glenjose » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:39 am

There are several essay writing companies online. Most of the users of these essay writing services include students and this is a clear indication of that our students really struggled with the essay writing. They consider the essay writing as a horrible task. The main reason behind this is that students have no proper idea about essay writing methodology. Essay writing skills must be developed from primary class onward.

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Re: Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby Jordan » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:25 pm

Essay writing has always been a cakewalk for me. I get A's on virtually everything I write. This is true even for classes I don't really care for. I've bullshitted my way through my entire academic life and am currently bullshitting my way through University. I've tutored before as well, but I never actually worked for an "essay writing company." I knew that there were websites for helping students with their homework, but most of them are scammy.

I imagine most of the people on this board are far more capable than I am. I feel our aptitude is because many of us share something in common: We either read a lot of books currently or we have, in the past, read voluminously. I believe that people nowadays read a lot. The problem is that they read the wrong things: text messages, blogs, imageboard threads and replies on Facebook. These things teach habits that are ill suited for writing good essays.

Learning to be a good writer comes from reading the right things. You learn to be a good writer, in my opinion, by emulating. You can borrow "good words," proper sentence structure and good essay organization skills by reading other scholarly works. The problem with students nowadays is that their world revolves around texting, screwing around with smartphones and other gadgets. There is nothing wrong with these things, but people need to do some reading outside of them as well. They need to read news articles from BBC. They need to read peer reviewed journals. They need to go to their library and read some books. They need to do some reading fine dining instead of constantly settling for reading fast food. :P
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Re: Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:16 pm

I've found with essays that I've always got good grades with minimal work-as long as I've actually written the damn things. However no matter how much work I do put in I can't seem to shift my grades from being good to getting the top scores.

As a result I stopped trying and accepted long ago I'll just be one of those lazy students who get unfairly good results.
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Re: Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby Zyzyfer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:04 am

Topic was obviously started for nefarious purposes but I will chime in. Here is a neat little article by a professor, griping about how unnecessary college papers are.

Personally, I think that one should leave university knowing how to write a basic essay and conduct research towards this end, no matter the major. By the same token, I did not feel like writing essays for my acting classes was particularly beneficial. There is only so far one can go with acting theory so it seems silly to have to write papers about the topic of acting. I would think required writing courses, and the option for professors to elect to require writing submissions as they see fit.

Jordan wrote:Essay writing has always been a cakewalk for me. I get A's on virtually everything I write.


Sun Fin wrote:I've found with essays that I've always got good grades with minimal work-as long as I've actually written the damn things. However no matter how much work I do put in I can't seem to shift my grades from being good to getting the top scores.


I may be assuming too much by assuming that Jordan is studying in the US. But it has been my experience that the European higher education system has rather higher standards for writing assignments. Either that, or my own university's standards were abysmal. :?

Oddly enough, before I went to university, I always favored the math and science subjects far more than English-related fare (barring physics and geometry, yuck). I elected to specialize in writing for my English literature major because I wanted to challenge myself and break out of my shell at the time. Sounds inspirational, but I think my wallet hates me for it.
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Re: Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby Jordan » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:33 pm

You're correct. I go to a University in California.

I didn't even realize that the original poster of this thread was a spammer. I've had a fever for the last several weeks and have been fairly ill. I haven't been entirely lucid lately. If I realized that the original poster was advertising or something, I would not have replied. I apologize for that.

I agree that European schools have higher standards.
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Re: Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby Cao Chao » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:13 pm

Jordan wrote:I didn't even realize that the original poster of this thread was a spammer. I've had a fever for the last several weeks and have been fairly ill. I haven't been entirely lucid lately. If I realized that the original poster was advertising or something, I would not have replied. I apologize for that.

I agree that European schools have higher standards.

Really?

I have taken university (undergrad and taught master's) courses in the UK and Ireland. The writing style of my fellow students left a lot to be desired ...

I do admit that the Scandinavians who came to my high school for student exchange programs weren't all that bad.
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Re: Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby Zyzyfer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:45 am

Cao Chao wrote:
Jordan wrote:I didn't even realize that the original poster of this thread was a spammer. I've had a fever for the last several weeks and have been fairly ill. I haven't been entirely lucid lately. If I realized that the original poster was advertising or something, I would not have replied. I apologize for that.

I agree that European schools have higher standards.

Really?

I have taken university (undergrad and taught master's) courses in the UK and Ireland. The writing style of my fellow students left a lot to be desired ...

I do admit that the Scandinavians who came to my high school for student exchange programs weren't all that bad.


I meant that I felt the professors have higher expectations from written assignments in European-style countries. Not really saying the students are better. :lol:

But my experience is narrow and anecdotal. I had originally typed out some drivel in my response about it, but decided against it at first. Basically, I studied in the US but did an exchange year down in Australia, and fancied myself a good writer at the time - I got high marks on papers with very little effort - until I started bombing essay after essay in Australia. It took me most of my year to adjust and write a competent paper for professors there.

Jordan wrote:If I realized that the original poster was advertising or something, I would not have replied.


I wanted to post the link to the article anyway. :wink:
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Re: Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:43 am

I suspect that because we specialise far earlier in Europe then in America (for example at 17-18 I only had 4 subjects then at uni we don't minor in anything) our knowledge in our areas of study is greater but I'm fully open to an argument about us having a lower quality of essay writing.
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Re: Essay assistance needed among students

Unread postby Jordan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:13 am

Cao Chao wrote:
Jordan wrote:I didn't even realize that the original poster of this thread was a spammer. I've had a fever for the last several weeks and have been fairly ill. I haven't been entirely lucid lately. If I realized that the original poster was advertising or something, I would not have replied. I apologize for that.

I agree that European schools have higher standards.

Really?

I have taken university (undergrad and taught master's) courses in the UK and Ireland. The writing style of my fellow students left a lot to be desired ...

I do admit that the Scandinavians who came to my high school for student exchange programs weren't all that bad.


Do you think the writing quality is much better in the United States? I have seen some terrible essays here in California.
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