Recent Articles about the use of Turnitin

In today’s wired and networked world, it is easy for students to buy essays from so-called ‘essay mills’, or to commission someone to write an essay for them.

Here are two recent articles about such activities:

  • Article by Dan Ariely on Plagiarism and essay mills and how he paid for plagiarised gibberish! (Published by MIT: Technology Review).
  • Article in The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Shadow Scholar – how he made $66 000 per year writing essays commissioned by students.
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