Scottish universities attack ‘immoral’ essay cheat companies
COMPANIES that sells plagiarised essays to students are “immoral”, Scottish universities have said.
Universities Scotland, which represents the sector, called for a clampdown on so-called “essay mills”.
Last year it emerged that more than 20,000 students are buying professionally-written essays every year at universities across the UK.
Whilst universities already operate strict anti-plagiarism systems to detect the copying of academic texts, the process of contract cheating where students purchase professionally-written essays to submit as their own original work means examiners find it much harder to prevent foul play.