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Review of 5 Star Essays
5 Star Essays is an academic writing service that targets high school, university, and graduate students. We are providing this review to help students make an informed decision about hiring this online writing provider. 5StarEssays.com offers a variety of academic services. They appear to be associated with two other writing providers ‘myperfectwords.com’ and ‘precisepapers.com’. However, this review is entirely based on our research of 5 Star Essays.
To conduct this review, we explored the 5 Star Essays website, reviewed a written work, read online reviews and summaries, conducted price comparisons, and searched for any other relevant information. We also searched Reddit and other social media sites for mentions.
Factor 1: Review Criteria
Our goal is to answer any questions the average student will have about a writing service. This is why we’ve built our review criteria around the following queries:
- Is this a scam or can they be trusted?
- Do they provide quality writing, and deliver it on time?
- This is legal, isn’t it?
- How much does it cost? Are there discounts?
- What about plagiarism?
- How can I make payment?
- What do other students think?
By finding the answers to these questions, we’re able to determine if this is a site we can recommend. If it is, we’ll let you know. If not, we’ll warn you to move on to another writing company. Keep in mind that all reviews are entirely independent. Trust us to be your alternative to paid, corporate reviews.
Factor 2: Trust/Reliability
Unfortunately, there are numerous writing service websites that commit fraud and rip students off. We take this very seriously and work hard to only recommend companies that are trustworthy. Reputation is important, and we conduct research to determine whether the companies we review are reliable and that students can rely on them. Here, we found several pros and cons.
Let’s start with the positives. It appears that customers are able to place orders and make a payment without issue. They also receive their papers on or before the deadline provided, at least most of the time. This is also not a cheap website. This is a good sign in that very low-priced services are often a scam.
Unfortunately, we did find a few issues that worried us. They may not be proof that there is fraud involved, but we feel obligated to mention the following:
- The business address provided on the company site doesn’t exist according to Google Maps.
- Very little information is given on 5 Star Essays management or ownership.
- There are multiple BBB complaints.
- The site is associated with other writing services. One is PrecisePapers.com, a site that also has multiple consumer complaints.
- We found mentions of the service ‘MyPerfectWords.com’ on the 5 Star Essay website. We are unsure if they are an affiliated company, or if the content was lifted from another website.
Does this indicate a scam? Not necessarily. However, it is always concerning when a writing service is unclear about its ownership or associated companies. The address issue could be a sign that this is a foreign company using a bogus address in the United States. This increases the likelihood of the company using ESL writers.
Factor 3: Level of Quality
In order to determine quality, we started by reading other consumer reviews and write-ups. Our goal was to analyze information from as many sources as possible in order to determine overall writing quality. The reviews we read were mixed with many leaning towards the negative. Some were entirely negative. Complaints were on lack of quality, poor customer support, and content that was not original.
We also took the time to review a written work that we were able to obtain. That writing did appear to be original. Unfortunately, we did find issues in the areas of research, spelling and grammar, and overall writing quality. Given the prices charged, the paper we reviewed was not suitable for high-level academics.
Finally, we learned as much as we could about the writers, and how they interact with customers. According to the site, every writer has a university degree and is a native English speaker. We have no way of verifying this. However, there were some concerns about this expressed in reviews. On the other hand, students may interact with writers directly. We believe this is a positive attribute that helps to ensure quality work.
Factor 4: Pricing/Payment
We compared prices to other online services. 5 Star Essays prices are on the high side of average. The company claims to offer discounts of 50% on all papers. However, if this is the case, that savings are based upon prices that are more than double that of industry standards.
As we reviewed the pricing page on the 5 Star Essays site, we did not find any other coupon codes. If there is another page where students can use a promo code, it is not readily available.
We were able to determine that this company does offer several payment options. These include PayPal and debit/credit cards. It appears as if they use industry-standard, secured payment options. We did not encounter any complaints of lost data or inappropriate billing.
Factor 5: Additional Important Considerations
In many instances, we find additional information that we believe might influence whether a student decides to use a writing service. Here are some extras that you might take into consideration as you decide to place an order or not.
There are several guarantees here, that may boost confidence in this provider. First, all work is promised to be 100% original. In addition to this, the company offers free revisions within a reasonable time frame. Finally, while 5StarEssays.com doesn’t guarantee that students will earn a specific grade, they do promise that they will meet all criteria and requests made in the original order.
Extras are additional content, tools, videos, and other factors that make a writing service website more attractive to students. These add-ons are a good indicator that a company cares enough to offer something worthwhile in addition to their products and services. Here’s a quick list of items that we found:
- Writing Samples
- Links to reviews and testimonials
- An extensive blog on academic topics
- Price calculator
- Wide variety of informational service pages
We also made note of a variety of writing tools and utilities. These are free to any student who wishes to use them and do not require any purchase. Some of these tools include:
- Case converter
- Essay topic generator
- Words to a minute calculator for speeches and presentations
- GPA calculator
- Word counter
- Words to pages converter
Some of these tools work better than others. Still, each is definitely worth a second look.
We cannot endorse this site entirely. There are some negative factors that lead to this judgment. First, the company’s background is a bit suspect. We also found the writing to be less than ideal. Many online reviews and complaints also reflect this lack of quality.
However, we also must share that papers are generally delivered on time. Writers are responsive, and payment methods are secure.
For students who do decide to pay for essay online at this company, we recommend you place your order early enough for adequate editing and QA checking. For those who do not, please consider bookmarking the site for the quality of the blog, and useful writing tools.