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Buy an Essay of Rasma Haidri’s Work!

Giga Alert has alerted me to a FREE ESSAY website that has used my work. Should I be pleased? Indignant? Outraged? Entertained? LOL is the most erudite response I can think of. I mean, is this a sign of having reached the big time?

Below is a free essay on “English” from Anti Essays, your source for free research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

WRI 101 Comparison Contrast Writing Assignment

  1. Your assignment is to write a short essay of between 700 and 800 words in which you compare and contrast the ways in which two authors write about cultural identity and the attitudes or experiences that shaped their identities.   

2. You must choose from these 3 texts in Majlis of the Others 

page 103: By Any Other Name   (Santha Sama Rau) 

page 111: Urdu My Love Song     (Rasma Haidri) 

page 152: Just Off Main Street       (Elmaz Abinader)

It surely does boost one’s sense of oneself as an established writer to find an analysis of one’s writing being bought and sold by well heeled lazy first year university students.

Granted, the task says “use one of the three texts” and mine might not have been chosen, but the potential is there. So I do as any self-respecting person would do: I sign up to get a copy of the free essay written by one Apsubhan, just to check if my essay is indeed used. Since it is listed in the middle of the bunch I figure there’s a good chance, eh?

A closer examination of the task shows that it is only worth 8% of the course grade. Hmm, that is a bit disappointing. I wonder nonetheless how my words will be annotated, which choice moments will be woven into WR 101’s Comparison Contrast Writing Assignment? All I need to do is sign-up for a free account using my rasmahaidri@ email.

It feels mischievous signing up for an account where college papers are bought and sold. I wonder momentarily if a gatekeeper will notice that my user name is the same as the name used in the text of one of their essay tasks… and would said discovery cause bells and whistles to go off? Like when a guy named Wolf D. Gang at a drug orgy notices the corner of a silver star badge jutting out of the pocket of Ronny, the undercover cop.

A click of the mouse and I’m in. At the same moment, an email appears on my computer welcoming me to the fold.

Welcome to AntiEssays.com! Thanks for joining the AntiEssays.com community! We’ve got millions of essays on our site. 

I know this is a serious enterprise because the email even provides me with their street address in West Hollywood, CA. Every year at least one of my students tells me that this kind of information is a sign of a reliable website.

But wait, let’s read the small print here…

In order to finalize your membership, please login to your account and either sign up for a premium membership or submit one of your own essays. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Back at the website, I discover that, indeed, my membership has gotten me only this far:


  • 30 day access
  • Get instant access to over 350,000 papers.
  • Costs only a dollar a day.
  • You can cancel anytime.
$29.95 / month
($1 a day)

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  • 90 days access
  • Get instant access to over 350,000 papers.
  • 33% discount off the monthly rate.
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  • 180 day access
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Even with my somewhat limited computational skills it is immediately clear that only a moron would WRITE AN ESSAY, which can take anywhere from five hours to three years to complete, in exchange for a mere 6,000 papers; whereas for $1 you can have instant access to 350,000 papers.

Still, something tells me not to give these guys access to my credit card. Even for $1. Even if I can cancel anytime.

I mean, I am already on the losing side of the economic balance here. Either I spend my valuable time that at this very moment is supposed to be going to grading college exam papers (anyone see irony here?) on writing an essay which I then submit to Anti Essay (what DOES that name mean?) just to give myself free access to an essay of dubious quality written about an essay that was just about the hardest piece of work I ever produced….

… or I spend one of the hard-earned three hundred sixty-seven dollars I was paid for allowing Majlis of the Others to use my essay in the first place to find out what is under the door marked:

Read Full Essay

Or, I get a life.

And get back to work.

I’ll let you guess which it will be.



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