This website has a unique issue to deal with. While many businesspeople outsource writing, most students are much more reluctant—and with good reason. How do you know the essay will be top quality and meet your instructor’s expectations? The consequences for buying and turning in a shoddy or plagiarized creation are high: expulsion, a blight on your record, or a low grade that reduces your chances of life success.
Because the stakes are so high, Smart Essay has to have a professionally designed, well written, and highly trustworthy brand and a website that represents that brand. They must have examples of their work so students will understand what kind of quality they are buying. Moreover, they have to assure potential essay buyers that their purchase will completely unique—and completely confidential.
Website Reviewed: smartessay.co
Smart Essay offers some assurance, although this is one area where they fall short. How can you be sure that your professor has not received this exact paper before? Will it even pass Copyscape? However, this says nothing about their design skills, which are obviously up to par. The site is easy to use, with intuitive design. You can see immediately what steps are necessary to buy or sell a paper, or to have your own papers edited. The wording suggests that you can have the essay of your choice today with an easy credit card or PayPal payment. The website offers a return policy, so you can get your money back if your purchase didn’t work out for you—although that won’t really help you if you are faced with an angry dean accusing you of plagiarism. Everything is crystal clear from the moment you land on the homepage.
Creativity: 3 stars. The website is well-designed and aesthetically pleasant. However, it seems to stop there. There were no nifty features or anything that made us say, “Wow!” There is nothing to inspire trust or confidence. It is as basic as it can be.
Ease of use: 5 stars. It is very easy to use this website and to see right away if this service is right for you.
Functionality: 4 stars. There are no Facebook links, but do you really want to have this sort of website on your list of Facebook friends? Because many people include classmates and professors on their social networks, we can overlook this error. The only contact information is a form on the appropriately named page, which won’t be comforting to a harried student who has been up all night and needs their answer in three minutes before English class begins.
Content: 5 stars. The content is friendly and professionally written, although we would expect nothing less considering the website’s specialty.
Appropriateness: 5 stars. This website is comforting, with soft colors and easy-on-the-eye graphics that will soothe a frenzied student. Its format is professional yet usable, which is absolutely the right approach.
Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars. This website is well-designed, although we don’t really recommend using it. There’s nothing wrong with academic integrity.