Cheating and Gullibility.
Recently I have seen a growing number of articles cross my feed offering ghost writing services for students. The deal is that in exchange for your cold, hard cash the service provides an essay "Guaranteed" to reach a specific grade. You want an "A" grade no problem. If "A" seems a bit unlikely then play it safe and order a "B" and keep your head down.
Of late some companies are dressing up the cheating service they offer as a process of giving help and advice rather than as a blatant way for lazy or incompetent students to avoid having to do the work and actually learn something about the subject they chose to study for four years. This is no more than bullcrap however. If any student, of any subject wants an idea of what a good essay looks like the university libraries and bookstores are full of volumes of past papers and essays. The cost is minimal or non-existent. What is on offer is no more than a way for the well heeled and lazy or the desperate and incompetent to game the system and buy their way to a degree.
The example linked below refers to biology but other articles offering essays have name checked Medicine, English, Business and Law.
I can't be the only person who finds this repugnant. If I had to be in court I would want my lawyer to have studied enough to have a genuine grasp of his or her trade and when I see my doctor I really want her to have qualified as a result of her own knowledge and study rather than as a result of a hefty credit card bill. How much use is a fake doctor?
Imagine if this was accepted in the skilled trades. The fake plumber would leave your house awash and the fake builder would leave it tottering. Why is it so common in academia?
Apart from anything else how much faith could you possibly have in an essay cheating service that can't even get it's own headline right?