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Do customers should provide bibliography, articles, data to the researcher?

ficki 1 | 1  
Jul 07, 2012 | #1
New in the forum,first post. I'm doing a try to use one of the essay writing sites to help me out in an essay that I'm completely stuck.

I have a question to however:
Do you think, should you provide loads of bibliography, articles, data etc to the researcher, or just basic info? I was not sure and didn't want to limit the researcher, therefore i ask them to use a couple of baseline textbooks as bibliography and I expect everything else to come from his research. What do you think is the most appropriate way to go?
forumregulator 1 | 164  
Jul 07, 2012 | #2
Depends on you because my remit as a writer is to follow instructions. If you have specific matters you want included, it is up to you to make me aware but if you just give me a topic and the other generic requirements, you'll still get an appropriate paper. And I don't think there is any preferred system for a writer-it's all dependent on the particular situation.
FSR - | 47   Freelance Writer
Jul 07, 2012 | #3
It really depends on what you require, if you need a reference to a certain text then its good to provide this as the writer may not use the source otherwise. On the whole I like to get a reading list from customers as this gives me an indication of what has been covered on their course (this is often different lecturer to lecturer, school to school) but avoid orders which insist on my using a list of sources a mile long.

I guess its a case of balance, if you have specific requirements then by all means list them. Otherwise recommendations rather than ridged requirements are probably the way to go.
charl - | 1   Freelance Writer
Jul 07, 2012 | #4
you should provide enough resources to support your assertions
FreelanceWriter    5 | 1,278 ☆☆☆☆   Freelance Writer
Jul 07, 2012 | #5
Generally, I don't need any help in the form of sources. I provide an appropriate reference list and corresponding citations in the paper. Most of the time, the same information could also be found in the texts actually used in your courses, so you should be able to find all the same stuff in there, such as in whatever Psychology or Nursing textbook you use. There are certain types of papers that I may not be able to do without your reference material but I tell clients that at the time that I give them a price for the work. Sometimes, looking over the material you send becomes part of figuring out whether I can write it and how much to charge. If the resources you provide make my job easier, I take that into account in pricing; same goes for when the sources you require me to use actually make the job harder than using my own.

Keep in mind that sending us too much material makes it harder for us instead of easier. When you send us 10 files that you downloaded just because they sounded like they might be useful, we have to go through them to find what's useful and sometimes, none of it really is. Therefore, as a general rule, I don't need help with the research unless I ask for it but if you happen to have one or two really good resources on your topic, there's no harm in sending them. Just keep in mind that quality is more important than quantity and sometimes less is more.

OP ficki 1 | 1  
Jul 08, 2012 | #6
Thanks for the responses.
I felt like to provide only the baseline textbooks and articles just in order to make sure that both me and the writer are in the same page.

As Freelancewriter mention, I thought that too many sources make the life of the writer miserable. We'll see how it goes, if it shows that the result is too generic and is not fit for purpose when I request amendments I will send then more sources in order to narrow down the search options.
MeoKhan    7 | 1,393 ☆☆   Freelance Writer
Jul 08, 2012 | #7
In my experience, there are two types of sources provided by a client: First is the classroom material (including pps, notes, reading material etc. plus some random sources picked by the client only to help the writer in vain. This type of material places great burden on our shoulders. The other type is a few invaluable journal articles, book chapters that the client find after careful thought. This is something every writer will welcome. However, most of the clients tend to opt for the former, regrettably.
charlz - | 18   Freelance Writer
Jul 13, 2012 | #8
the reference list should comprise adequate resources, as used within the main study.
MeoKhan    7 | 1,393 ☆☆   Freelance Writer
Jul 14, 2012 | #9
This is a very invaluable piece of information that every writer must take note of.
Smiley73 2 | 251 ☆☆  
Oct 08, 2017 | #10
The way I see it, the client is already getting a tremendous amount of help from the writer since the writer has to do the reading, assessing, outlining of information, drafting of and finalization of the essay, so the least the client can do is provide the complete research material to the writer. It is difficult enough to write the paper for the client based upon the preset instructions. It becomes even more difficult for the writer to do his job if he has to source the material himself. Since the student already has access to the necessary textbooks, pdf files, lecture notes, power point presentations and other source material for his class, then he should provide the materials to the writer. Doing so also lessens the possibility of the writer using the wrong edition of the source material or the wrong publication source, or whatever. I had clients come to be when I was still an active writer asking me if I could find such and such materials for the paper and I if I could not source it, let him know so that he can send me the material because it is a required reference for the course. I always found myself thinking, "Then why didn't you send it to me in the first place?" By that time, the paper I was working on was halfway done and needed to be revised in order to accommodate the required reading material. So yes, the client should provide all the necessary reading material beforehand.
FreelanceWriter    5 | 1,278 ☆☆☆☆   Freelance Writer
Oct 08, 2017 | #11
It depends. If the customer happens to have a few good sources and/or a textbook chapter scanned from the course, then it can be very helpful to provide those; in fact, it can be a little suspicious if the paper uses all outside sources and none of the material that was actually assigned or discussed in the course. But if you're asking whether it's helpful for the client to send me the first things that a simple Google search generated on his end, then it's not very helpful and can just be a waste of my time before I have to do my own research. I've had clients send me a dozen "sources" that weren't useful at all, whether because the client never looked beyond their titles or because they weren't remotely authoritative or scholarly.
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Nancy Kapoor - | 3   Student
Oct 11, 2017 | #12
It depends. If you have all the necessary resources, it is better to provide them to the researcher for best result.

Presently among all the research writing services, I find assignment doing well. I ordered few assignments, they were very responsive to the emails and messages and did a great job without any resources given by me.
writer4life - | 30   Freelance Writer
Oct 14, 2017 | #13
It depends. If you have all the necessary resources, it is better to provide them to the researcher for best result.

Some writers prefer to do their own research when possible. I find that when a client sends a lot of sources, it compounds my work because I have to sort through what they sent to be sure it fits with all the project requirements. It's easier for me to research and access my databases. However, not everyone has access to multiple databases and would appreciate the sources and client involvement. I suppose it is an individual preference, and my preference is not to receive files other than project instructions. :)

And, Nancy, glad to hear you have had good results with your assignments. When we do our best and make our clients happy, it helps us all (i.e. positive word-of-mouth exposure for our work). I haven't worked with you, but I do thank you for choosing a freelancer and/or writing services company to help you. :)

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