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.

Source: Scottish universities attack ‘immoral’ essay cheat companies | HeraldScotland

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