Research Writer Interview With Glen
Zero Tolerance Policy When It Comes To Plagiarism
Hi Glen! When did you realize you possessed a strong passion for writing?
Hello! I first discovered my passion for writing very early in life. Ever since I was in first grade, I would find ways to release my creativity through writing. I've always enjoyed writing plays that I'd encourage my brother, sister, and neighborhood friends to act out with me. I remember being asked to write a creative piece for my elementary school's newspaper. I wrote a fictional story and the encouraging feedback I received from my teacher inspired me to pursue something she referred to as "a gift."
So it sounds to me like you have quite a bit of experience with writing. When did you start pursuing academic freelance writing?
In middle school I was told that from now on my writing would consist of more than simply writing about my favorite vacation or my favorite pet. My teacher proceeded to explain that we need to include a thesis statement in our writing. From there I started writing the basic five paragraph essay and learning how to cite my sources. I embraced the new challenge!
That's great! So why did you choose academic writing?
First and foremost, I love learning. One of the many valuable things I've learned from my years of education is that you can never ask too many questions. In academic writing, I am constantly asking myself questions ranging from what subtopics to include in my paper to how many Internet sources I should use as opposed to non-Internet sources. With every decision I make in the academic writing process, I am learning something. Not only am I learning, but I am doing work that is very fulfilling.
What do you say to those who say academic writing services are unethical?
I would tell them that I strongly disagree. It's very important to understand how busy the average American's schedule is. When work, attending classes, and homework are thrown into the equation, it can be entirely too overwhelming. I consider academic writing services to be a form of CliffsNotes customized to fit a very specific subject.
That's a great attitude. Speaking of issues that are considered unethical, what are your thoughts on plagiarism?
My views on plagiarism completely differ from my views on academic writing services. I have a strict zero tolerance policy when it comes to plagiarism. Throughout college, I never would have dreamed of submitting a plagiarized paper. I am a strong believer that citing sources on a reference page, as well as through in-text citations, is vital to producing a paper that can be considered credible.
What type of topics do you enjoy writing about?
Like I mentioned earlier, I have a thirst for knowledge. That thirst allows me to enjoy writing on a wide variety of subjects. I have written papers on topics ranging from HTML to a paper analyzing the differences and similarities between two classic American plays. I believe that with the proper research, an individual with little knowledge of the subject he or she is writing on is still capable of producing an outstanding paper.
It sounds like you have a lot of experience when it comes to writing. What is one tip you'd like to share that has helped you?
Everybody has heard the popular phrase, "There's always a light at the end of the tunnel." Remember that when experiencing a writer's block. Taking a walk has always helped me to come back with fresh ideas that I can use to enhance my paper.
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