Last year, I posted a blog on paper buying services. My inspiration was one of my students who had purchased a paper and submitted it as their own. Super-sleuth that I am, I tracked down the source and then spent a few days ranting about paper buying services. When I calmed down, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek entry (April 13, 2014) on plagiarism where I threatened to write my own versions of the papers I had assigned, sell my papers to these paper-buying mills, and then wait for my own work to recycle back to me!
That way, I could scream – “Gotcha!” and feel really good about it.
Yesterday, I received a comment on my original post from the paper buying service, Special Essay. It read:
“Good education is an essential part of our lives. It’s our ticket to the happy future. If you have difficulties with some assignments, let the experts at Special Essay help you.”
So let me get this straight. The marketing experts at Special Essay have identified my blog as targeting college students. They narrow their focus on an entry I wrote about plagiarism, and then they decide that this would be a good place to advertise their services?
Isn’t that a bit like advertising cigarettes in a hospital? But who am I to judge. I’ll let the skillfully-worded comment by Special Essay stand as evidence of their writing expertise. Clearly, these people are special.
Have you ever been tempted to purchase a paper?