Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Meet the “shadow scholar,” a writer who makes a living writing papers on behalf of students, maybe our students. From the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Here’s the introduction:
The Shadow Scholar
The man who writes your students' papers tells his story
Jonathan Barkat for The Chronicle Review
By Ed Dante
Editor's note: Ed Dante is a pseudonym for a writer who lives on the East Coast. Through a literary agent, he approached The Chronicle wanting to tell the story of how he makes a living writing papers for a custom-essay company and to describe the extent of student cheating he has observed. In the course of editing his article, The Chronicle reviewed correspondence Dante had with clients and some of the papers he had been paid to write. In the article published here, some details of the assignment he describes have been altered to protect the identity of the student.