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The Ghostwriter

Have you ever wondered just who writes those papers handed in by cheating students? An?article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, written by a writer for a “custom-essay company,” has some answers for you. Calling himself Ed Dante (clever!), he?tells the story of one paper he wrote: “The 75-page paper on business ethics ultimately expanded into a 160-page graduate thesis, every word of which was written by me. I can’t remember the name of my client, but it’s her name on my work. We collaborated for months.” Dante writes that cheating is particularly prevalent in the education field: “I’ve written papers for students in elementary-education programs, special-education majors, and ESL-training courses. I’ve written lesson plans for aspiring high-school teachers, and I’ve synthesized reports from notes that customers have taken during classroom observations. I’ve written essays for those studying to become school administrators, and I’ve completed theses for those on course to become principals. In the enormous conspiracy that is student cheating, the frontline intelligence community is infiltrated by double agents.” (HT: Marginal Revolution) [%comments]