Writing papers, essays, high school diploma presentations
One of the school duties of pupils and students is writing assignments. The spectrum of such papers is very wide, starting from small homework of a few dozen words, through various types of essays, dissertations, essays, graduation presentations and other educational projects, ending with bachelor and master theses.
The subject matter and level of difficulty of the written work is strictly dependent on the level of education, type of school and of course the school subject / academic subject. It is one thing to describe a character in a reading as an essay, and another to analyze the characteristics of a Romantic hero as the topic of a baccalaureate presentation. It is one thing to write a history paper based on a topic from a book, another to write a paper in English, and yet another to prepare a master’s thesis on your own. If one were to count all the written works, which a student, as well as a future student, has to write in the course of his educational career, it would certainly accumulate on average a few hundred pages per person, and in the case of more ambitious individuals, maybe even a few thousand.
Of course not everyone writes alone, or at least not all the papers they are assigned. A significant number of students use the help of their classmates or friends from higher grades. There are also those who look for ready-made papers, essays or graduation presentations on the Internet or for people who will undertake a specific task for a certain fee. There are many advertisements and services on the Internet which deal with writing papers in English, Polish and German. However, I warn against plagiarising or downloading ready-made papers, which are available to everyone for free, including your teachers. Such papers and essays have already been copied thousands of times and teachers are familiar with these materials, and even if they are not, it is enough to paste at least one sentence into the search engine and the student has a serious problem.
As indicated by the results of surveys and polls conducted by the website.tests and opinions.pl high school students more and more often decide to buy a ready-made essay for 2-3zł paid by sms, being sure that it is not published on the Internet for general use, and only a few have access to it. This is practically enough for them that the essay or presentation they have downloaded for a few zlotys via text message can be used at school as if they had written it themselves. A teacher cannot find it on the Internet.
This article deals with the controversial phenomenon of writing various types of papers at schools. Looking at it objectively, everyone knows that not all students write independently, but it is not clear what can be done about this phenomenon. It can eliminate written work from school ? Pupils / students who do not write independently know that it is unfair, unethical, and above all, in their case, illegal. In other words, those who commission the writing of certain educational material, or use someone else’s material, are well within the law. But no legal authorities react to such situations, because the social harmfulness of this phenomenon is low, and the costs of possible preventive actions are enormous. What about universities that catch a student plagiarising or using another student’s work? – yes, the student will be punished internally and will have to re-write, but even the universities themselves do not publicize such cases, because paradoxically they are the ones who lose most. Certainly on reputation, but is it only ?? – it’s a puzzle for the reader.