A lot of businesses look at problems as one-dimensional. They see a pile of potential issues and have no choice but to turn down a client because the work is seemingly beyond their scope. This is a mistake. Never turn down work without making a counteroffer — unless not working is your goal.
There are a lot of reasons why you would turn down a job. Perhaps your potential client is working with a budget far below your pay rate or perhaps the scope of work is beyond what an individual can accomplish.
Previously, I described a client who came to me with academic work and how the ethical standards I follow led me to turn down the job. Over the last few years, I’ve developed a method of turning down work in ways that open up the potential for renewed interest.
Unfortunately because this is for academic credit I cannot provide any help beyond edits. I understand this is a very difficult task for you, but I know you are capable of doing it — after all you were accepted into the program.
My suggestion to you is this:
- Analyze your assignment, figure out what it is that you have to do.
- Write a list of keywords that are related to your field and what you may want to write about. Create your idea. It can be far-fetch, it can be strange — but no matter what your idea is, it won’t be bad.
- Search each term on Wikipedia — the content on the site itself is no use to you, but the links to the original sources at the bottom of the page are.
- Scan through the sources and find ones that are most relevant and easy to understand. Things published the last few years are great.
- Once you have your sources, connect what they have to say with your idea. Now write.
Writing is simply thinking and putting together thoughts. It will be difficult, it will take effort, but you can do it. I will do everything I can to perfect what you write, but you have to do the writing. They have to be your thoughts and your ideas.
No matter what you write, no matter how strange your ideas, they will be 1,000 times better than rewriting another paper. You’ll get the same or even a better score; you’ll have learned something; and you won’t risk your academic career.
Take the high road, sacrifice a few days for this project. I’ll be here to help every step of the way.