Their Task Is A Write-Off

, | Learning | December 7, 2015

(I’m a student who also works arranging appointments with tutors provided by the university. It’s usually pretty slow, but we get swamped with people around midterms and finals, and without fail an exchange like this ALWAYS takes place.)

Student: “Can I make an appointment with one of the writing tutors?”

Me: “We’re pretty much booked solid, but I might be able to get you an hour on [Day]. Is your paper very long?”

Student: “I thought they wrote the paper for you.”

Me: “No, they help you edit and revise it. If we wrote your paper for you, that would be cheating…”

(Not everyone gets the hint right away. I’ve even had someone try to offer me – an English major – money for doing their work!)

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