When we landed on Essaylab.org, we knew what kind of company we were dealing with. An outdated website, very low prices, and even mistakes in the website copy helped us to understand what the company was all about. However, since jumping to conclusions isn’t really our thing, we decided to give them a chance and reviewed this essay writing service in every way possible. We’ll share our findings in this Essay Lab review.
Writing Services Offered
According to Essaylab.org, there are three service areas they provide: academic writing, business writing, and editing. When we checked what kind of academic assignments they could help with, we found a long list; there were essays, research papers, term papers, short stories, dissertations, and even speeches. The statement that we later found claimed that Essay Lab can write any academic assignment.
Next, the company didn’t define what kind of business writing they provided, but we assume they do resume writing, letters, and other typical works. As for editing and formatting, Essay Lab says they can edit just about any text and tackle all formatting styles.
Pricing and Discounts
Fortunately, there’s a section on the website where the prices for all services are listed. We found them to be lower than the industry average, which is something we take with a little bit of criticism because professional writers need to be compensated according to the quality they deliver (in our experience, the industry average prices are just about right for that).
Well, here are the prices for some of the most common academic assignments.
Academic writing (that includes all types of assignments) – 1 page
- College freshman level: $30.30 (deadline: 1 day), $23.00 (deadline: 7-8 days)
- College senior level: $38.65 (deadline: 1 day), $28.30 (deadline: 7-8 days)
- Master’s level: $38.35 (deadline: 1 day), $31.05 (deadline 7-8 days).
- Standard quality: $32.05 (deadline: 1 day), $24.75 (deadline: 7-8 days), $20.70 (deadline: 15+ days)
- Premium quality: $35.55 (deadline: 1 day), $29.20 (deadline: 7-8 days), $25.15 (deadline: 15+ days).
- College sophomore level: $20.60 (deadline: 1 day), $15.90 (deadline: 7-8 days)
- College senior level: $22.90 (deadline: 1 day), $18.20 (deadline: 7-8 days)
- Master’s level: $24.65 (deadline: 1 day), $19.95 (deadline: 7-8 days)
These prices are a little bit below the industry average, which is often a sign of a company that employs writers willing to work for a low salary.
As for the discounts, Essay Lab says they have them both for new and regular customers. However, when we ordered our paper, we weren’t offered any discounts, which was surprising. Still, we managed to find out that depending on how many pages a customer orders from Essay Lab, they’re willing to give you discounts. For example, you get 5 percent off for 25+ pages, 10 percent off for 50+ pages, and 15 percent off if you order 100+ pages.
To test the quality of writing at Essay Lab, we ordered a 3-page literature essay. Even though they delivered the paper within the deadline, we were quite disappointed with the outcome. First and foremost, the writer used unreliable sources (one was a website and another one was a Wikipedia page), which is something we didn’t expect.
Second, there were a few grammar mistakes in the next, but the most prominent one was the wrongly spelled name of the main character of the story we had them analyze. Clearly, the quality assurance had no idea what the paper was about – if there is such a department at Essay Lab – so they didn’t know if the names in the text were right.
Third, the overall quality of the paper was quite poor because it was written in very simple English, which is often a sign of a non-native writer (we specifically requested a native).
We contacted customer support three times and they were quite polite and professional. However, it took them two hours to answer once.
The quality of the essay delivered by Essay Lab was poor. The writer wrote in very simple English, made a few mistakes, and used a website as a source. However, the one thing that surprised us the most was the writer thought that Wikipedia was a quality source! This is completely unacceptable, and if we had submitted that essay, chances are we’d get a very low grade.
One reason for such poor quality is unprofessional writers. During this Essay Lab review, we found that their prices were lower than the industry average, which meant that they used non-native writers willing to work for low compensation.
So, to conclude this Essaylab.org review, we can say with some confidence that our initial impression was right: the company is unreliable because they failed our paper.