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Midnight Thoughts: Should You Pay or Not Pay for Homework? If You’re a Sour Note, It’s Not Worth Outsourcing Your Education

Let’s not waste any more time. It’s a busy day at school and you think, “pay someone to do my homework.” Imagine standing at the edge a cliff wondering if it’s worth jumping into the unknown water below. Tempting, right? Let’s not jump to conclusions. Instead, let’s take a closer look at what this means.

Imagine yourself at 2 AM staring blankly at your computer. The only thing you have to keep you company is an iced cup of coffee. The panic begins. “There’s just no way that I can get this done by the morning,” you say. You begin Googling like a cowboy competing in a fast-draw contest. In no time, you have found websites that promise to remove all of your worries for a price. Doesn’t this sound like a gold strike during the gold rush?

Hold on to your horses, partner. Do not rush forward without first considering the consequences. It’s true that giving your work to someone else can give you some breathing room. Maybe even allow you to catch a few Zs or binge the series everyone has been talking about. The real question is: What do you learn? Nada. Zip. Zilch.

It’s like skipping a leg day at the gymnasium and wondering why climbing stairs is like conquering Mount Everest. Every assignment is a chance to work those brain muscles, so they are bulging by crunch time.

Not all mercenaries share the same quality or risk. You may strike oil, or you might end up with sludge. People have been accused of plagiarism or receiving work that appears to be written by Shakespeare’s less talented cousin, twice removed. Not exactly dean’s list material.

And ethics? Paying for homework is just as wrong as texting while playing poker with your buddies. You’re basically trading your integrity in exchange for a shortcut. Remember Aesop’s old fable, the tortoise-and-hare tale? Slow and steady wins, not fast and loose.

It’s not all black and white. Sometimes, it’s 50 shades of gray without the excitement. Perhaps you are juggling work or personal matters that make Mount Homework appear insurmountable. You’re not alone if you find yourself in this situation. But consider your other options before giving up.

You could ask your professor if you can get an extension. You can talk to your professor about an extension. They are often human, and understand that life happens beyond their lecture halls! What about forming a group of study buddies? Two heads are better than just one, and it’s much cheaper than hiring a person.

If you want to conclude this little chitchat (remember no fancy conclusions here), it’s up to you whether or not you pay someone else for their homework. Just like choosing the type of pizza with pineapple or which socks match your sandals (hint, none). You should always remember that each choice comes with a cost, not only in dollars but also in the missed opportunities for learning and the lessons you have learned.

Take five deep breaths the next time panic strikes at 2 am, make another pot of decaf coffee or switch to it, and face that beast. You may be surprised with what you are able to accomplish. Smack dab in front of the memories that are just waiting to happen.

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