Plan to prosecute firms who offer paid-for essays to students

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Department of Education is planning to introduce laws to prosecute ‘essay mill’ companies who offer to write students’ assignments in exchange for money. The move is a response to mounting concern over the practice which allows students to circumvent their college’s plagiarism detection systems …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 12 March]

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I know students who buy essays online being ripped off – I used to write them

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2014 by steve

“A report this week has exposed online businesses who supply ‘research guides’ for students. Here, a writer explains what it’s like to churn out essays on demand …” (more)

[Guardian, 1 October]

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Essay writing service’s ad banned for implying ‘guaranteed’ grade

Posted in Legal issues on May 8th, 2013 by steve

“Oxbridge Essays, which charges from £95 to £10,000-plus, said its work was only an ‘example’ and should not be submitted …” (more)

[Mark Sweney, Guardian, 8 May]

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