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Houston, we have a Pre-Produced Essay hereÖ

This is a problem. Not concerning NASA though, but sill quite a large problem. People are going on to the net and downloading pre-produced essays to hand in for their A-levels and GCSEs!

First, my Verdict; well if you think about it, you and a friend could both be online. Your friend puts an essay up, which got him Grade A and you can go on the net and see it. You think, "wow, this one is good!" and download it. You print it off and give it to the teacher to mark it, reagardless of what you say youíre cheating, arenít you!

Also, how is it going to help you if you get it right by copying and not understanding? If you canít do it again later then it wonít help you at all!

Now letís hear from two people, one for and one opposing. First, letís hear a person who's all for it.

Jordan Mayo, 19, Co-founder of Essaylab.com, says: CLEVER

"Everyone swaps essays with their friends at school or college. Itís a fact of student life; all part of helping each other out during, what can be a very stressful time. I know I wouldnít have made it to Oxford University if my friends hadnít loaned me their work from time to time.

Websites such as Essaylab do exactly the same thing Ė help students out when they need an extra hand. They provide a wide variety of high quality essays, written by some of the smartest students, for those who perhaps arenít as bright or who are struggling to cope with the workload.

In fact, students often tell us the website has had a direct impact on their grades which, in turn, builds their confidence and actually encourages them to work even harder."

Well, now weíve seen one side, letís see the other.

Sean Mullooly, 16, sixth-form student in Birmingham, Says: COPYING!

"The essays, which are often not that great anyway, are only ever going to offer a quick-fix solution to your academic problems. Sure, you might get a grade A in your Macbeth essay Ė if youíre lucky enough not to get caught. But teachers arenít stupid. They know when an essay has been copied, no matter how cleverly you cut and paste it.

And what happens when youíre sitting the exam with just a pen and paper and not a keyboard in sight? Although coursework account for 60 percent of the final mark at GCSE, the percentage is much lower when you get A-level."

Well, I have to agree with Sean, I think it is a lot better to just look at them to get ideas.

Houston, problem solvedÖ

(The Opinions were first expresed in an article that appeared in the Saturday Telegraph article T2 on Saturday 4th November 2000)

Matty

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©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick


©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick