Caught out

One of my favourite classroom activities is to invite students to look at and critique selected custom-essay-writing sites.  At first I wondered about the value of this exercise, whether it drew students’ attention to their existence rather than frightening them off. But I am sure students would find these sites anyway, and it seems better to demonstrate their shortcomings in a relaxed manner than to have students miss those shortcomings in the panic of a deadline due.

Over the years, cheat sites and paper mills have changed their tactics and the services they claim to offer. I put this down partly to Continue reading