Life as a college student can be very intense. Not only does a typical student carry a full load of courses, they often have other obligations such as a campus job, membership in student organizations, or need to find time to unwind. While in the past students essentially had to accept their fate, today the Internet offers so many options. One of the fastest growing industries in the past decade as been academic writing services. The problem is that with the proliferation of companies, it is almost impossible to know which ones are reputable and which ones to avoid unless the student buys a paper themselves. Fortunately, we have taken it upon ourselves to do this so that you will not have to throw you money away on a company that fails to deliver. For this review, we examine 300writers.com. According to their website, they offer academic writing services such as essays and term papers and are able to cover any topic. They can also put together CVs, cover letters, motivational letters and a variety of other non-academic services as well.
When we write our reviews, we like to keep things consistent. For this reason, we order an essay with the exactly same instructions as a way to differentiate between companies. Namely, our instructions called for a college-level essay on the topic of health and medicine for a nursing class. The paper was to be four pages long double-spaced and we asked for a 5-day deadline. We requested this paper in APA format (although sometimes we will ask for it in other styles as well) and asked for an American writer. We can assume that if a writer from one writing company struggles with it while a writer from a different service does perfectly fine, we can assume that the second company has better writers.
Prices & Discounts
When it comes to ordering custom writing, offering high quality work at reasonable prices is an absolute must. At 300writers.com, the prices start at $11.99 per page, which is roughly the industry average. This gets you a high school level paper with an 11-day deadline. As with most writing services, the factors that influence price are the length of the paper, timeframe in which to complete it, and the academic level of writing. When we placed our order, we found that the interface was user-friendly. All we had to do was use a drop menu of options and choose our requirements. With every modification, the price automatically updates to reflect these details.
It should be noted that 300writers.com defines a page as 300 words double-spaced. This is a pretty good deal considering that several other companies count 275 words as a page, which often leads to situations in which customers must purchase a second page even if they only need an additional 25 words. Before applying the 15% discount that is given to all first-time customers, the price was $107.91. The final price with the discount was $91.72.
The company offers one of the best loyalty discount programs around. Customers who order a total of 30 pages automatically get 5% off all subsequent orders. This goes up to 10% after 50 pages and to 15% after 100 pages.
The process of ordering from 300writers.com was relatively straight forward. We filled out the details, provided them with contact information in case they needed to contact us, and we made a payment using a MasterCard. They also accept all other major credit cards. Once we made the payment, it only took about 10 minutes to receive a notification that our order had been assigned to a writer.
We received our paper by the specified deadline, which is always a good thing. We estimate that at least half of the companies deliver it late, even though 5 days for 4 pages worth of work seems pretty reasonable. Another plus is that the paper was free of plagiarism and followed our directions. It was consistent with what a college student would write, including a couple of minor grammar mistakes. If this were actually submitted for a class, we are confident that it would have gotten an A-.
According to the website, 300writers.com operates 24/7. We decided to put them to the test by contacting them at various times of the day via email, live chat and phone. They always responded promptly regardless of which method we used. They even answer the phone at 3:00am. We had to slow down a bit when speaking on the phone with one of the agents, but it was not that big of a deal. The main thing is that they carried out their responsibilities well.
We were able to verify that the company indeed registered in 2009 by searching whois.net. Some writing services have a tendency to exaggerate. Since we provide unbiased reviews, one of our rules is to not assess the testimonies or feedback on company websites since we have no way to verify whether they are genuine. However, looking through third-party websites is a very good way to gauge the reputation of a company. Based on this, we found that the feedback is overwhelmingly positive.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Low Prices
- Good quality for what you pay for
- A good customer support team
- Free features
Based on our experiences with 300writers.com, we have nothing but positive things to say about the company. They provided us with a college-level nursing paper that was written appropriately for the academic level. The writer followed all of our directions and we received it by our specified deadline. The discount program would also be appealing to students who plan to order long-term. Finally, we found the customer support team to be professional and reliable. We would definitely recommend this company to students.