1. Site overview
EssayBot is what its name says, it’s basically a bot that helps in writing essays. No human writers are involved in the process, but at this stage of EssayBot’s development, that is definitely a drawback.
I found it by looking for useful essay writing tools and decided to test it, although I had my doubts from the very beginning.
If there were a bot that could write me a perfect paper, all the other writing services would shut down, and teachers and professors would stop assigning their students essays.
Or such a tool would cost too much, being unique. Is EssayBot free though? No, and that makes using it even more pointless. More on that in my Essay Bot review.
2. Customer Support
The only means of contacting customer support is via email. Needless to say, that’s rather disappointing. And, as one would expect, answers don’t often arrive the same day.
3. My Experience
The site is very simplistic, and although there are not many things you can click on, it’s quite easy to get a bit lost here and figure out your way out.
The main feature, which is a bot, is right there in the middle of the page. Now, is using Essay Bot cheating? Not if you do it properly.
Your teacher or professor might have a different opinion about it, but I see nothing wrong in using such a tool for sources of inspiration and writing your own essay. That is, however, not what EssayBot is intended to be, but it won’t write an essay for you and is quite a disappointment, sorry.
4. Order Form
Here’s how Essay Bot works. You write your title, a topic, or a single word related to your essay subject. The AI quickly searches for completed essays and articles that could be relevant and offers you several options you could use to start your own paper with.
It then rewrites that paragraph to make it undetectable for plagiarism checking tools. You keep repeating this for the remaining paragraphs, or can just start writing, and the bot will suggest the ending of the sentence (pulled from one of the sources, of course).
Once completed, you can download your essay. Oh, wait, you can’t. You have to pay for a subscription first.
5. Discounts and Pricing
There are two options in terms of subscription:
- A week-long trial for $2.49. Once it ends, you’ll be charged $9.95 per month. Billing is done monthly.
- You start at only $4.95 per month, but you will be charged for the whole year.
As you see, the second option is cheaper in the long run, and you can cancel both of them anytime. Is Essay Bot legal though because that’s a hefty sum to pay at once? Well, it seems to be, at least judging by its Terms and Conditions.
There are no refunds, and because of that, by paying you automatically agree with any quality of text you’ll receive. Seems fair, but also sucks.
You can make the bot rewrite and rephrase the paragraph again and again if you do not like it, but you’ll be the one revising the whole thing. And while doing it, you’ll wish you had just written that essay yourself or at least used a writing company for it. It costs more, but saves time and is absolutely fuss-free.
7. Final Quality
Now, EssayBot’s rephrasing is essentially substituting every other word with a synonym. At times, the final product is a mess and makes little sense. And it doesn’t even pass the Essay
Bot plagiarism check! So, unless you do some heavy rewriting yourself, you can’t hand that essay in.
And why even bother using this tool then, if you can google some essays or articles and start rewriting them instead? It’s actually gonna save you time. And, unlike EssayBot, it’s free.
8. Writer’s Proficiency
Another problem with EssayBot is that it obviously does not understand the texts it’s offering you, it just searches for keywords. Therefore, there’s no connection between the paragraphs. Once again, it’s up to you to make it work.
EssayBot also does not show the sources the suggested paragraphs are from, but it has a separate tab you can use to find citations and sources for your bibliography list.
Only those sources will have nothing to do with your essay, and that’s quite a risk. Getting an academic expert if you don’t want to write the paper yourself is, once again, safer and more efficient.
9. People Talking
What do other people have to say about this “great” tool? It turned out, there aren’t many EssayBot reviews on the Internet. SiteJabber had none, TrustPilot had one, and it was suspiciously positive. The other reviews, including a few EssayBot Reddit comments, also found it useless and not worth neither money nor attention.
10. Loyalty Program
There’s a referral program. If someone uses your link, he or she will get a 50% discount for the first month, and you get the next month of your subscription for free.
11. Pros and Cons
- A referral program;
- A one-week trial is only $2.49;
- Can be used for inspiration.
- Text contains plagiarism;
- Requires heavy editing and proofreading;
- A fake References list;
- No refunds;
- Inefficient customer support.