How does EssayBot work? Is it legal? Is EssayBot cheating? I tried to answer these questions in this review. First, you need to understand EssayBot will not write your paper or get you good grades. It is a tool, like Grammarly or Turnitin, and it takes time and effort to go from a jumble of plagiarised paragraphs to a passable essay.
EssayBot is not a traditional writing company; therefore, they do not hire writers or offer editing services. Instead, the website provides access to a web application that helps you complete the assignment based on the topic and prompt. While the interface suggests paragraphs and citations, you still have to spend time and energy on reading through them, selecting the best, organizing the paper, and more.
The EssayBot price of a monthly subscription is $9.95, while the year-long plan is $59.40 (or $4.95 per month). If you want to give the service a try before committing for the long-haul, check out the week-long trial that costs $2.95. I found no discounts or promo codes, but I’m sure some are available during the holiday season.
My EssayBot Reddit search returned a couple of threads discussing the validity and quality of the AI-powered writing tools. “Does Essay Bot really work?” is one of the unanswered questions. I did not find any reviews on Reddit or SiteJabber, but there is one 4-star Essay Bot review on Trustpilot. The testimonials posted on the homepage are unsurprisingly glowing, though I question their validity, as I doubt students would volunteer their real names and photos to this cause.
Email is the only means of communication with the EssayBot team, and I was in no mood to wait for a reply. Instead, I use the FAQ section to find answers. There are tips on creating accounts and managing settings, payments, refunds, and troubleshooting. While most entries are informative and helpful, others take on an indifferent and passive-aggressive tone.
There is no order form, only a search bar for your topic. Once the search is complete, you can choose the opening paragraph from the automatically generated options. The essay editor window allows you to browse through multiple passages, paraphrase and add them to the paper, create citations, and check for plagiarism. However, if you try to copy the text, EssayBot Premium pop-up will appear and convince you to pay.
Is EssayBot good? Not by a long shot, in my experience. I wasted two hours trying to find the right passages for my History essay, but most suggestions weren’t even related to the topic, while others were obviously taken from Wikipedia or other websites that aren’t reliable sources for academic papers. As a cherry on top, the EssayBot’s built-in plagiarism checker highlighted 65% of the essay even after automatic paraphrasing. I didn’t want to waste even more time on rewriting this disaster, so I gave up and went to find a professional writer elsewhere.
EssayBot uses in-built spell-checker, plagiarism checker, and paraphrasing tool. The web app also allows you to download the finished paper as a Word file. There is no room for additional features, even if you need some. Monthly and yearly subscription plans are your only choices.
EssayBot is a fun and intuitive web app that has nothing to do with academic writing and good grades. It can inspire new ideas or suggest sources, but I would never submit the automatically generated essay to my professors, and I don’t recommend you do it if you expect to pass the class.
To use this service or not is up to you. I just hope I was helpful for you one more time.