A writer of “custom essays” tells all:
You’ve never heard of me, but there’s a good chance that you’ve read some of my work. I’m a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can’t detect, that you can’t defend against, that you may not even know exists.One way to defend against it: occasional short in-class writing.
The Shadow Scholar (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Adventures in cheating
(Thanks, Carrie and Elaine.)