An obvious way to discover custom writing services is to run a search engine. However, you may be concerned about telling reliable homework helpers apart from scammers. Here is a list of ideas for a more comprehensive online search.
- Lists of best essay writing services.
The lists of best homework help websites are maintained by many educational resources and student communities. Although none of these lists is complete and 100% reliable, you can use them as a measure of a website’s credibility. For example, if a writing website is mentioned in 6 out of 10 best essay helper lists you discover, it is probably a trustworthy and highly professional company. Paying for being included in such “tops” is not common for writing market. Most of the overviews you encounter would probably be honest ones, although influenced by the authors’ bias and personal experiences.
- “Black lists” of essay scammers.
There are special resources that keep lists of writing websites that have been caught in various kinds of scamming, such as not delivering the work or selling the same essay to several clients. Discover these websites by search words “essay” and “scammers.” This way you will know what homework helpers are not to be trusted. Alternatively, you may Google the name of a writing website you are going to use and see whether any link would lead to a “black list.” To make your search more effective, put double quotes around the website’s name (if it contains two or more words) and add the word “scam.”
- Student forums.
Student forums are a great source of recommendations. Many local users have turned to writing services at some point of their academic lives and would not mind sharing this experience, especially on the condition of anonymity. Look for a thread dedicated to homework help services. If there is no such thread (which is hugely unlikely), you can start it. Ask the locals to recommend a good writing service in a subject that you need help with.
- Social networks.
More and more students today start preferring social networks to forums and discussion boards. Look for student groups on Facebook – you may find useful information on writing services there. Also, check whether a writing service has a Facebook page. Compare what they write about themselves to what other users write about them in this social network (use a search by the website name). If there are lots of negative feedback, it may be a sign of inferior quality.