Papersowl.com is a writing service for English-speaking students. It is owned by the larger corporation, Boosta, Inc., located in Estonia. It has been in business for over 10 years, serving students from high school through graduate programs. In preparation for this PapersOwl review, we have read through the entire company website, looked at writer profiles, checked out pricing, benefits and offers, reviewed the policies, read a few of the blog posts, tried to find samples the company said were available for free, read through some of the footer pages and on-site testimonials, contacted customer support, and checked out feedback from customers on the quality of the academic writing they received. What follows is all that we learned.
Papers Owl is a fully comprehensive academic writing service. Students at all grade levels can order any of the following and more:
- coursework help
- research paper
- term paper
- admission/scholarship essay
- custom essay on any topic
- other paper writing as assigned
- book/movie review
- essay writing
- lab reports
- case studies
- graduate level academic papers – thesis and dissertation
- other types of custom writing
To sum all of this up, Papers Owl offers virtually every type of assignment a student could ever need.
Prices and Discounts
The business model of this company is that students post their orders and then receive a list of qualified writers who can complete them. These writers place bids on the project. Students are then free to “interview” these writers and choose the one they feel will be best for their custom writing needs. The company does say that the basic price begins at $18 per page but that prices increase according to the academic level and complexity of the project. For example, if a grad student needs help with a dissertation, he will need a Ph.D. writer, and that will be more expensive.
There are no discounts because of the Papers Owl business model. The final price for academic papers is an agreed upon price between customer and writer.
Offers and Extra Services
Here is where Papers Owl does stand out in the crowd. If students check out the “writing tools” link, they will find a wealth of resources to use – citation generators, thesis statement and title generators, and a plagiarism checker. These are good things to be able to use.
Any other extra services will have to be negotiated with the chosen writer.
We tried to access the samples that the company stated were on the website. We could not find them. We also put out a call for customers to submit copies of their paper writing and did receive a few college papers that we could review. We also looked for comments and feedback on social media.
We wished we could have reviewed the company samples. The writings we were able to look at ranged from adequate to exceptional and seem to be a matter of the writer chosen by the student.
Papers Owl does state that its writers hold everything from Bachelor’s to Ph.D. degrees and are presented to students based upon the specifics of their orders. They do state that they check writer credentials before allowing them to become registered writers. The company provides writer profiles for students to check out.
The customer representatives are available 24/7 via phone and chat. If visitors to the site have questions, they can contact the company via email, with a form provided on the site. We engaged in live chat and phone conversations with support team agents. When we asked questions about products, policies, and processes, we were referred to the email template. While support team agents were certainly friendly, they did not provide the detail we wanted.
Papersowl.com has policies that relate to the terms and conditions of use and privacy. There are guarantees housed within these policies but also in other places on the company website. Customers can expect the following:
- Confidentiality – customer use of the company writers and resources is fully protected, and personal identities will never be revealed to third parties.
- Non-plagiarized products
- Revision requests
- Full satisfaction before payment is released to the writer
- Secure payment methods that protect customer financial information
We checked out customer reviews on Site Jabber and Trust Pilot.
- 12 reviews on Site Jabber were mostly positive, although there were two reviews that we very negative slamming poor quality.
- 24 reviews on Trust Pilot were mostly positive
Pros and Cons
We are offering the following as you think about using Papers Owl:
- Custom essay and paper production
- High school and college papers completed on time
- Full array of other academic content
- Clear policies and guarantees
- Valuable extra resources
- Customer support not as responsive as it could be
- Quality appears to depend upon the chosen writer
- Student responsibility to select the best writer is great
Papersowl.com is definitely a legitimate and reputable provider of a full complement of a research paper, term paper, essay writing, and most any other academic need a student may have. Students need to be aware that quality may be a result of who they choose for a writer. This is a big responsibility if they are not skilled interviewers and negotiators.