Have you been asked to do someone's homework?


#1

My gig is web design and I get alot of interesting requests to do html, css and javascript work. Recently, it seems to have been a kid asking me to do his homework, then a college student with a project assignment.



Have you been asked to do someone’s homework?

Did you complete it?



Kim


#2

I would have no problem at all with doing someone’s “homework” .


#3

There are even gigs (search Homework) of people offering to do various kinds of homework. And of course selling “essays” is an honored tradition (snickers)


#4

Personally I don’t agree with doing someone’s homework as I believe it is still cheating in my eyes no matter what. That’s been my belief since I was young.


#5
dracosama said: Personally I don't agree with doing someone's homework as I believe it is still cheating in my eyes no matter what. That's been my belief since I was young.


The idea that we cannot collaborate or even work to our strengths (rather than our weaknesses) is part of the reason why our educational system is in such chaos. The idea that it is cheating is an understandable "critique". And one that requires a deeper level of analysis than I'd probably type out here.

Suffice it to say; however, I do "consider" it "cheating" (in a limited sense) and at the same time valid and ethical. The funny thing about cheating criticisms is the people who say "You're only cheating yourself. Because if that's true, then there's really no "moral" or "ethical" argument against it unless you reject privacy and independence.

#6

Also on this point. What would you “do” if you suspected it?



Cancel the order and put your levels and account at risk?



I don’t believe it’s my “role” to be the police here. And, not all “classrooms” forbid collaboration, outside help, etc.


#7

I try to politely explain why I will not do homework. I was recently submitted an order by a new customer. It was 4am my time when it was submitted, and by 7:30am he was demanding to know if I would be able to deliver in 24 hours. He did attempt to purchase my extra, which was $10 more to do it in 1 day. I suggested a mutual cancellation. My gig is for creating a summary and bullet points from various sources. I saw a similar one before… I explained it was meant to aid professionals and I got a smart reply about how he was a PhD student.


#8

@ladybug8

Hi and welcome. This topic is OLD and hasn’t had any activity in 17 months… You can easily look at the last post date and decide if a response i needed, before posting to a conversation.


#9

This is definitely the nature of my gig. Doing research for homework assignments are my strongpoints.


#10

you shold make a gig " I will do homework" :smiley: … joke