More than 20,000 university students buying essays and dissertations as Lords call for ban on ‘contract cheating’

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/13/20000-university-students-buying-essays-dissertations-lords/

 

The fraudulent essay industry must be outlawed, leading academics and lords have urged as figures obtained by The Telegraph reveal that more than 20,000 students are buying professionally-written essays every year.

Research carried out by Doctor Thomas Lancaster and Robert Clarke, two of the UK’s leading experts in essay cheating, has shown that tens of thousands of students are purchasing tailor-made essays via online “essay mills” in order to circumvent plagiarism software and cheat their way to top-class degrees.

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