Sunday, January 13, 2013

Oxbridge Notes: Sign of the Times?

Oxbridge Notes is a service that buys and sells notes and essays to students. As they say: "Oxbridge Notes connects first class students at A-Level, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels, allowing them to buy and sell essays, sample answers and notes."

They give the impression that all you need is money. Effort is unnecessary. One Oxford student is quoted as saying: "The best place to start your readings as you can build a basic infrastructure out of them, rather than blindly dive into pages and pages.” There is absolutely nothing wrong with building a "basic infrastructure out of" your notes. "Blindly" diving into reading is counter productive. But there is everything wrong with thinking that someone else's notes will help you learn and that using someone else's essays to fulfill your requirements is going to make you a better person.

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