Ethics on Fiverr


#1

Where do people draw the line with ethics as far as gigs they do on Fiverr? I had a buyer come to me asking to write a winning essay to get them a college scholarship. I am a Teacher, and I find this unethical. College students should write their own essays. Getting help editing, I get. I see sellers that are willing to do people’s homework too.

So, what is the line of what is ethical and not in this area? Where do you draw the line?


#2

Been done to death, old chap.


#3

I missed the thread on it…whats the bottom line?


#4

Well, that depends on various thingummies, but here’s a full recent discussion to enjoy (or not!)


#5

College essay, totally agree with you.

The homework part, well . . . it depends. When I was in college, boy oh boy some of those physics homework questions were off the wall - pull my hair out - study group was no help as none of us knew how to do it - spend an hour or more on one question - still got it wrong!! :weary: (Which by the way homeworks are just not graded in the department of engineering.)

I hired tutors to help me, so if I could have hired a brainiac to help with the entire work - not just the answer - but step by step so I can see how it’s done - it would have been a better learning experience for me.

So for non graded homework in math or physics, I really don’t see it as being unethical.


#8

Most observant. You should start a post on that, as nobody else has noticed. This post is about paid-for academic writing, though. It’s a different, more genteel kind of ethical violation.


#9


#10

Thanks em.

m.j.

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