Academic Writer–a cheater or saviour!

Academic writers say that they do not support plagiarism but the work which they perform, support plagiarism. I work in a private company as academic writer; I landed to this job because of my passion towards writing, though before getting into it, I did not have any idea that what does academic writer mean?  I am designated as Research Executive (R.E) and the nature of job is basically to work on someone else’s work. There are set of orders which are related to dissertations, essays and at times it involves the content writing, assigned to the R.E who after thorough detailed study writes for the customer proposed assignment.

Our principle of work is to avoid plagiarism, but working on someone else’s full dissertation if this is not fraud then what is it? The company does not deal with the native clients, rather it focuses on the students living abroad say USA or U.K ; they are enrolled in the universities or colleges, but due to insufficient time or lack of English language compel these students to head towards these online companies. It is helpful to some extent in terms of offering variety of suggestions to improve essays, term papers or dissertation but what I do not understand that writing full dissertation, how it can be called a fair work.

These companies of academic writers have eased the burden of those students who are unable to cope with their study due to language barrier. But it is of no use for those writers who are not supposed to give their name even to the person for whom they are writing. Why? Because the customer will run away if they get to know that the work is done by a Pakistani. We call ourselves writer only because we write daily 800 to 1000 words. It is not possible because everyone is not well-read and even if they are so writing a 1000 word is impossible in a day. It definitely affects the quality of the work.

I agree that I am working here and yes I am also part of plagiarism, also my education also does not support this job. I do because first I do not have any other work to do and second, once you have started working, you cannot quit. There are so many people like me who work as academic writers and are feeling the same but cannot leave because of the monetary reasons, though there are some who love to explore their writing ability and according to them, this kind of work does assist in their writing.

If people ask about our work so the first word comes on their mouth; cheating or duplicitous job.  It is but then it does have some good points with it. Firstly you get to have awareness on variety of topics which may or may not be your field of study. You are pushed beyond your boundaries to work on a subject that is out of your context, but when after thorough reading along with guidance you try to complete an article; it gives an immense pleasure of doing something which is out of your league. Secondly this is not only writing and reading profession; it helps you in the formation of thesis or essay, which can be helpful if you pursue the higher level of study. Meanwhile, you are updated with much information which ultimately gives you confidence to have an effective discourse.

Having said that, the benefits are far less visible when it comes to one major drawback and that is pretense work. Acclaiming oneself a writer or as ghost writers does not justify this work; it is all about money and in fact a way of curbing the capability of an honest student who works day and night for achieving good grades.


No Work Day at Office

Sitting in a comfy chair of your cubicle with your computer screen wide open in front

Boredom at Work

of you; keeping a straight face while scribbling down your notes in a notepad; giving an impression of being occupied by workload but surprisingly real picture is other way round: it was all just a pretend to show yourself busy because luckily or unluckily you have no work to do in your office.  Though an idea itself sounds dreadful so imagine what it will be like in real?

Welcome to ‘No Work day’; an idea itself sounding dreadful so imagine that how will it experience in real? It is a day when you are hit by boredom as your team leader is absent and unfortunately you are not assigned any task.  You are bored throughout the day with no idea of how to spend eight hours in an office. You just want to run away from office or think yourself to take half day; obviously all are justified but when there is no option available so you just yawned throughout the day to kill your time; also furious on yourself of not listening to your instinct (though every day it tells you not to go).

However dreading whole day and sulking around, why not take it as an opportunity to do something productive?  “Where there is a will, there is a way”, a saying that says it all. With little intelligence and common sense, a boring day can change into a great day but how is it possible?

For starters, do not sulk; rather think of something that occupies you for rest of the day. Someone introvert like me would read unfinished book or newspapers or go through some research materials as nature of my job. There are other possibilities as well for instance play city-ville on Facebook or paint something if you like.

Whereas for those who are not interested in reading and playing games because they like to talk so they can avail a chance to chat to their co-mates through their in-house communicator without disturbing anyone. Other than that, find out excuses to take a stroll in an office or do light exercise though if nothing works try power nap but be vigilant of not getting caught by your supervisors…Have a Happy No Work day!