The question of whether or not to use essay writing services is not bound to ethics; however, it is a matter of choice and how to use them. It is assumed, by many, (although this assumption is true for most essay writing services) that essay writing services pose themselves to provide the final materials for students to turn in as their own. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, “plagiarism is the act of copying ideas and words of another person without giving credit to the source.” This, therefore, asserts the aforementioned assumption as an act of plagiarism. In this article, you will learn the best (morally correct) way to use essay writing services and get the best out them.

Studying in a tertiary institution is associated with intense work and writing essays cannot be easily avoided. The will to do the work is both self- and situationally-defined. A normal college student’s life is constantly bombarded with crucial assignments (most of which with short deadlines) to turn in. With the limited time and too much to handle, there’s always the rush to get things done in time and with that rush comes poor quality of the final output. To reduce the risk of producing poor quality work, there’s always the increase in the temptation to find a shortcut to bail them out. Buying essays is as easy as ABC since these services are available online. It is easy to fall prey to the burgeoning ghostwriting services available in the online spaces to help save time and energy for other equally important activities (this is not usually the case as even the lazy students frequent such spaces).

You are right to assume that I disapprove the use of essay writing services. On the contrary, it is quite OK to use essay writing services. The question that you should seek to answer is how best can you use essay writing services and get the best out of them?

Common mistakes students make

The online writing industry is flooded with websites posing to offer essay writing services but their genuity is subject to debate. Most (and not all) of these websites are either scammers or they don’t sell what they advertise. This is not to say that the essay writing industry is a sham. Students ought to be careful when choosing the best essay writing service to use. Over the years, there have been complaints throughout the interweb of students receiving papers of lower quality than they were promised (and/or expected). This sums to a total waste of time and money. There are also sites promising particular grades to students, and most oblivious students tend to fall for such. It is a common knowledge that different institutions/professors have specific grading criteria which do not reflect off what these sites use. Promising a particular grade is a marketing strategy to attract non-vigilant students who ultimately end up being scammed of their hard-earned money. Therefore, it is important to keep off such sites.

Many students who use essay writing services tend to use the product they receive from these websites as their own and submit them without going through the papers delivered. This is one of the biggest mistakes students make and they end up losing out on their grades (and risk expulsion from their institutions). It is important to understand that essay writing services are not there to do your assignments for you (and if you thought so think again). Most essay writing platforms (especially those promising grades) paint this picture ~ doing students’ assignments ~ which is wrong in my opinion. This is exactly where the question of the ethics of using essay writing services arise. The way you use essay writing services determine whether or not it is morally correct to use them. If your goal of using essay writing service is to buy your way out of your academics then you are probably breaching the academic integrity. Ultimately, you may get the desired grades but nothing to show of it.

The best (morally correct) way to use essay writing services

At Pinewriters, we pride ourselves of being the moral compass in the academic writing industry. Given the respect we have towards academic integrity, we try the best we can to ensure that our customers do not turn in the papers we deliver without knowing the content of the papers. We often tend to involve our customers (as much as possible) in the papers they order from us. This is not to dispute the originality and quality of the papers we deliver; however, it is essential for students to get a touch of the papers we provide them. We recommend that students get to understand the contents of the papers with regards to the instructions they provide us and learn from them. Through this, it will be easy for students to be able to approach essays in various angles while having something to show of the papers they turn in. Achieving this is not as easy as it sounds and therefore, we do employ (and recommend) the following three approaches:

  1. We recommend that when placing orders through our order form, students should provide us with their own sentiments regarding their assignments so that the final paper produced by our professional writers aligns with their own opinion of the subject matter.
  2. In case a client has little or no clue on how to tackle an assignment, we recommend that s/he goes through the final paper delivered by our writers and gets acquainted with the contents of the paper. With this, students learn how to approach their assignments with minimal difficulty.
  3. We also recommend that students get to produce a final copy of the material we deliver and use their own words to portray their own opinions with respect to the subject matter.


Writing essays, term papers, dissertations, proposals, etc is a tough task and having many tasks to write makes it even tougher. Getting a final written task requires an intense series of research, which is the most difficult part of the writing process. We understand that once in a while comes a time when there is a lot to handle with limited time. Producing quality work in a rush is normally a rare occurrence. In such cases, you may need a hand to get your tasks done with limited mistakes. This is where essay writing services come in handy.

The use of essay writing services, I’ll admit, is synonymous with the use of drugs. If used correctly, it serves its purpose but if abused, it becomes detrimental to the user. Therefore, the use of essay writing services is a question of both choice and utility but not ethics. Unlike other essay writing services, whose sole purpose is to maximize their ROI, Pinewriters helps you get the best out of your investment.