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WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! I'd swing from the chandeliers and break out the bubbly if that happened to me! It must be a truly amazing feeling. WELL DONE! It means that all that hard work actually MEANT something to someone else. And isn't that what it's all about?(up)
I've heard about this, and I know it goes on...but...maybe I've been too naive.
I'm desperate to earn some money and I know I can proofread and edit really well as I've been doing it for many years. So I decided to register with a site that said it dealt with academic proof-reading.
NO!!! There was no proof-reading. Instead, students were asking writers to do their Masters and PhDs for them (the admin says these are just templates - ha ha!). These were all laid out on the site, like on ebay. Some guy was offering just under £3k for an entire 100,000 word PhD. Kids were offering £500 for a Masters and even dictating what grade they wanted! Undergrads were offering between £15 and £30 for a 2,500 word essay. There was NO original writing contribution at all. Just the question. The writer had to provide the entire assignment.
If people can pay £3k for a PhD why are we putting ourselves through all this angst and soul-searching and last-minute panic and viva vivisections? What's this all about?
I'm truly sickened. As I said, I'd heard about it, and I've seen some suspect dissertations. But this was so in-your-face that I'm still reeling.:-s Isn't there a section in every PhD on ethics???
I've used a Mac for over 10 years, and just can't work on a PC (my Uni has PCs and they drive me mad, so I prefer to work from home, which fortunately is just across the road from my department). Macs are fast, user-friendly, and are generally non-hackable and a lot less clunky. However, there IS the software problem, but you can get over that by using parallel systems on a Mac. That said, Macs are seriously overpriced compared to PCs!
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