Is academic writing an unethical way for making money online?

Discussion in 'Freelance Writing Jobs' started by deewinc, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. deewinc

    deewinc New Member

    Academic writing provides an opportunity for freelancers to earn income online. Some of the sites that offer academic writing jobs include Upwork and Freelancer. However, academic writing is termed as plagiarism since students pay third-party writers to complete assignments and exams for them.

    Even though academic writing is unethical, employs millions of freelancers who would either be jobless or working somewhere in some underpaying jobs.

    My question is, do you think academic writing jobs are unethical since they promote students to cheat?
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  2. Forgey

    Forgey New Member

    Yes, it's unethical if you have to think about it there your only wrestling with your conscience. Would it be unethical for a delivery driver short on work acting as a drug mule? Would it be unethical for a martial arts instructor to teach students he knew were bullies and would use their teachings improperly, you bet your damned ass it is.

    I lot of people want to do the job they dream of, in the meantime, they work to pay their bills while pursuing their dreams. That's my personal opinion, I also wouldn't want some kid who has more money than brains getting by on a credit card over hard work.
  3. patokar

    patokar New Member

    Yes, they are absolutely unethical and you state exactly why in your last 5 lines: they promote students to cheat. If students turn in papers they did not write, they would then receive grades they did not earn. And if this is what they do throughout college, the are essentially given a degree they didn't earn. Success is more than just showing up. You have to do the work.
  4. Warren1967

    Warren1967 Well-Known Member

    The sad part about that is that students will not appreciate the passion it takes to research and craft together a good paper.
  5. EMH80

    EMH80 New Member

    Yes, they're unethical. In the short term a student receiving this aid would graduate and then land a job that he/she is not qualified for.
  6. Teachergeorge

    Teachergeorge Member

    My opinion would be, they are not. There are a number of students who are below average when it comes to studies and when they get enrolled in Colleges or the Universities, all they need is the skill to apply in the job market or in the family enterprise rather than passing the exams. They are henceforth grateful being assisted in doing the assignment. The last and important point is the creation of jobs worldwide and growth of knowledge as well as exchange program through content in the websites.
  7. Smcts1978

    Smcts1978 New Member

    I don't think so. yes its a God given talent, you can use it for a source of income, why not? It is better than to scam or do any type of criminal things... You just share your thoughts, views and share your talent to the world.. and in this generation people would like to buy that so why not sell it, if it will be a way to give food for your family. You should be proud of it, so many wishes to be a writer.
  8. CandaceTan

    CandaceTan New Member

    Well I don't really care whether who's unethical or not. The thing is you provide a credible product and you earn as a writer; also, the one hiring can benefit from such piece of information written as well. That's the good aspect about working online I say. It's still about mindset and negotiation.

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