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The consequences of buying a term paper from a custom writing paper mill: Plagiarizing by any other name

If you’re going to use someone else’s work, always remember to cite the source. (Credit: Dahn)

If you’re going to use someone else’s work, always remember to cite the source. (Credit: Dahn)

Many a student facing a deadline has thought about buying their term paper from a custom writing service, also known as a paper mill. But what they may not realize is that if they turn in that paper as their own work that they will be plagiarizing or committing an academic crime. When plagiarism is detected then the consequences can be quite costly for the student.

Rate of incidents of plagiarism

Plagiarism, or using other people’s writing and ideas without giving them credit, has increased over the past decade according to Pew Research. Plagiarism.org found that in a survey of more than 63,700 undergraduate students that: Read more

Can you say, “Plagiarize?”: Why custom writing and buying a term paper from a paper mill is a bad idea

Plagiarism is commonly found in academia. Always remember to cite your sources. (Credit: Carrot Lord)

Plagiarism is commonly found in academia. Always remember to cite your sources. (Credit: Carrot Lord)

By far one of the most stressful experiences for a student is writing a term paper, research project or essay. The idea is to write based on your own work and not to plagiarize (steal) the work of others. No problem, just get on the Internet and check out custom writing services. Also known as a paper mill, these sites say that they will create a paper on deadline that will meet the requirements of your assignment. Here are the reasons why that is a very bad idea.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is when you use the words or ideas of someone else in your writing project and you don’t give the author credit for it. Read more