Now here’s an oddity. My plagiarism news alert alerted me to 10 Interesting Facts about Online Essay Writing Services the other day. What I found interesting, even before I clicked on the link, was that the article was posted on the Royal Dutch Shell plc .com website. What interest did Shell, the multinational/ global oil company, have in online essay writing services?
I just had to find out.
The site was founded by and is maintained by John Donovan. On his disclaimer page, he openly proclaims the nature of his grudge against Shell.
Donovan might have good cause for his grievance; he certainly seems to have grievance, be it justified or not. His site is full of whistle-blowing articles pinpointing practices which may be of a dubious nature. The origins of his grievance are highlighted on his eponymous site, johndonovan.website (one of several he maintains):
And the puzzle: in among the many many articles accusing Shell of misdemeanours of many kinds is the article, 10 Interesting Facts about Online Essay Writing Services. It seems out of place. What’s more, the “10 interesting facts” article extols the supposed virtues of a good essay writing service. Donovan appears to be very much in favour of them. The article claims that “trustworthy and effective” services provide Continue reading