Long gone are the days when students could log onto the Web and cobble together an essay from obscure books and papers, firm in the belief, however absurd, that they'd never be caught.The Web, like the world, has grown smaller, and technology has revolutionized how we learn. Why spend time shuffling through a card catalogue -- how 20th-century! -- in search of a dusty old book when you can hunt down the info in a few short minutes online? Why bother scribbling notes into books by longhand when you can scrawl in graffiti on your Palm Pilot or tap it into your iBook?
The idea of virtual classrooms, where you'd lie back in bed and learn via your computer screen while the professor worked in the classroom, never quite materialized, but these sites come close. Happy learning.
Like Coles Notes, but online. Thousands of reference tips, study guides and chat boards so you can talk when the work gets dreary.
Tens of thousands of papers on every possible subject. These are for reference only (you think your English professor hasn't heard of this site?), so make sure you footnote.
Maybe time is tight. Or maybe you just don't want to do the work. If so, these folks will do it for you, writing papers on any subject you can think of. All you have to do is add your name and pay up. Get caught and you'll be thrown out of school.
Paying full price for 10-pound humanities books seems like a crime. This site is a forum for people buying and selling books. You never know what you'll find, but you will pay less.
In the event that you want/can afford to eat more than ramen noodles and Kraft Dinner, these folks will bring the food to your door. They also deliver booze.
They don't call OSAP the Ontario Stereo Assistance Plan for nothing.