I would help. Not by writing it for the sibling nor by providing the answer but guiding them through it. Have done so many times and will continue to do so if needed.
On the plus side, as you're younger it is beneficial for you.
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That’s cheating, not helping.
While I think it’s sweet for siblings to help each other, this is a different case entirely. He needs to take responsibility for his own learning.
You are not being horrible, just let him know that you are only willing to help.
Doing it for them, no.
Your brother should know by now that leaving things to the last minute is never a good idea. It's these skills that he has to pick up.
I agree with what other posters have said, tell your brother that you are happy to help, but won't do the work for him. If he's still unhappy with you, it's likely that because you used to do all his work, he now thinks that you helping = no effort required from him.
As he is in his final year, he should realise by now that coasting and expecting others to do his work is completely pointless, as he will either get a degree that he didn't earn, or will fail his degree through lack of effort. If he has difficulty focusing or getting started, maybe he should also seek help from his university's student support/study skills departments.
He's an adult. He needs to take responsibility for his own learning, and if he is having trouble, he needs to show the initiative to investigate that himself.
Btw, what does he plan to do if you don't help him?
And I wouldn’t help him either. He is in his final year and should know how to write assignments/essays by now.
It’s not like it’s his 1st year. He’s taking the piss.
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