There are lots of custom writing companies out there, but choosing the one that can deliver high-quality papers can be a real challenge. Your hard-earned money should be going towards creative and informative content that gets you better grades.
If you lack confidence in your writing skills, ordering custom academic papers is a good way to maintain good grades until you gain more experience. Given that a failing grade your freshman year can still have repercussions years down the line, asking for help from a professional makes a huge difference. But a lot of students discover that not all writing services are forthright about what they can accomplish. They claim to offer native-English speakers with advanced degrees, but the papers that customers receive clearly demonstrate that this is nothing more than a ruse. So how can you find out which companies are trustworthy and which ones should be avoided? Our unbiased reviews provide you with all of the answers.
For this review, we took a look at College-Paper.org. The company claims to have launched in 2007, but we were unable to verify this. Neither Web Archive nor Whois.net contained any information about the website. They are able to offer a variety of writing services from high school through graduate school along with business reports for professionals. In addition, they have a department devoted to proofreading and editing. In order to best evaluate College-Paper.org, we requested a high-school paper 5-pages long with a 7-day deadline. The topic was US history, we asked for 4 legitimate sources, and requested MLA formatting. Finally, we told them we wanted it to be written by an American. We usually specifically request a high school-level paper, but since the papers are broken into “standard” “premium” and “platinum,” we opted for standard. Check out the results below.
Prices, Discounts, Payments
The prices start at $19.99/per page for standard quality with a 10-day deadline. This makes it one of the most expensive services that we have come across. We believe that the way they break down their services in terms of quality is logical. For instance, “standard” quality is appropriate for high school and college work that does not require a significant amount of research. “Premium” is for when the required work is much more complex. “Platinum” is for the most sophisticated assignments. However, given how expensive even the “standard” service is, we are not sure why only “platinum” customers are entitled to quality assurance services.
College-Paper.org offers several free features such as a title page, reference page, formatting and even an outline.
They offer a 10% discount for all first-time orders, which is decent but not as generous as the 15% discount that many other companies offer. They also have a loyalty discount program that amounts to 5% once the customer has ordered 15 pages, 10% when it reaches 50 and 15% after 100. Given that the 15% discount often kicks in after 50 pages when you order from other companies, we are not particularly impressed. Another thing worth noting is that in the 15% discount graphic it says, “Not only you get permanent 15% discount.” Huh? We are not sure who writes their website content, but they could clearly use a proofreader.
The total cost for our high school paper was $104.95, reduced to $94.46 after applying the 10% discount. Yikes. This is around $30 higher than what we typically pay. They also offer VIP support for an additional fee, but given how high they charge to begin with, it really ought to be included as part of their service.
Quality of Papers
Given that College-Paper.org has among the highest pricing policies, it would seem reasonable to expect a top quality paper. But it really was not the case at all. The fact that the requirements were so easy to begin with, it was kind of a slap in the face to receive such a bland, uninspired US history paper. The writer simply took a few Wikipedia passages and rewrote them. When they offered their own personal insight, it was lazy and not the least bit informative. They literally concluded that the Civil War was bad. Oh really? Surely, a high school student would be able to reach the same conclusion without needing to spend $100.
The customer support team was the sole bright spot. They were available 24/7 and we had no issues reaching them by phone, email or live chat. While they were clearly outsourced to Eastern Europe, we had no issues with understanding them (and vice versa). They were professional, polite and knowledgeable. It is unfortunate that this was not reflected in the writing.
If a company were judged solely on their customer support, College-Paper.org would get a 10. But that is obviously not how we render our decision. The quality of the paper is what matters most, and from this standpoint, the company failed. Yes, it was delivered by the deadline and it only contained around 2% plagiarism, but for the amount of money that we paid, we should have expected an A-level American history paper. We would not recommend College-Paper.org until the quality of their writing matches their high prices.