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Do You Have To Be A Liar To Write A Good Essay Or How To Find Inspiration?

During your time at college you are going to notice that one or two of your friends cheat. There are plenty of different ways, such as guessing the password of a fellow student and stealing ideas from their coursework, or such as using an essay writing service and getting better grades as a result. But, can lying really work for you? Can you use your own lies as inspiration? Here is a little bit of help when it comes to inspiration and a lot of help if you are worried about lying.

Are the best essays the ones that are made up?

Here is the problem, the best essays are often ones that are born of a lie, such as you making up an anecdote and finding real-world evidence for its existence. The trouble is that your professor has seen and heard it all, which means if you pick the wrong lie then he or she is going to recognize it and you will be in a heap of trouble.

Balance the risk with the benefit and you can create a good essay based on a lie. It is difficult to come up with faux evidence for your essay, and if you offer a fact as evidence without backing it up then you are going to lose points.

Using “lies” as evidence in your essay

The way around this could be to make broad sweeping generalization, which is a way of lying that politicians use quite effectively. Let’s say you have an essay and you have a thesis but you are lacking a lot of evidence. You have a bit of evidence and a few checkable facts, but other than that your work offers little persuasive power. All you do is make your claim and then add in a sweeping generalization to back it up.

An example of a sweeping generalization

If you are going to do this, when make sure you add in two or three generalizations based on fact. For example, you may be writing about how woman bet on horses with pretty names instead of horses with good form or favorite odds. You may have little evidence for this, so you could claim, “…for the same reason Friedrich Nietzsche thought they shouldn’t vote…” But, you also need to add in another sweeping generalization to firm up your dubious evidence, so another such insertion may be, “…Schopenhauer would rather push a woman down the stairs than allow her to pick out his horse bets for him…”

You do not get the marks for clarity, but you do get them for question comprehension, direction and use of varied themes/viewpoints. This means that you can score highly if you “actually” put in some real evidence and do not fill it with sweeping-generalization-faux evidence.

Can lying to complete your coursework be permitted?

You bet your tiny buns it can! Do not be the chump that gets a B grade because you had a bit of bad luck. Here is real-world example of how you may pull this off based on a trick a college student used in England, Britain.

The work involved several lab tests with different tests for chemical reactions. Students had to come up with their own results, analyze them, evaluate them and produce an essay and a report based on their in-class lab experiment.

This student was pretty poor at testing and only had roughly 30 results when others had over 100. This student went home and researched the actual results of the tests and saw that they were (on average) in the same ballpark as his. So, he spent the night making up over 150 results, and for each result adding the mathematical formula, noting the results of the formula, and eventually lumping the data together into a bigger formula and associated graphs, etc.

The results section was huge, which made the analysis section bulky but full of certainties. After all, you can be more certain about the results of your tests if you do them 150 times as oppose to just 30, right? Plus, he knew the test results were correct (on average) because he had researched the results and real scientists’ analysis of the results.

He scored an A on the paper and the report, with a lot of the credit going to “very good lab work” and “a detailed and very strong analysis.” Can you imagine him getting such comments if he had been honest about his 30 tests in class and reflecting that in his results and analysis? He lied and checked to make sure his lie wasn’t going to get him in trouble by researching the results before making the paper and report, and he got an A grade for his night of fake result creation.

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