What you see isn’t what you get.
Contract essay cheating isn’t new.
Various websites exist that provide a writing ‘service’ to help students pass assignments and many students are willing to pay. But these ‘essay mills’ are bad news and highly damaging.
Many provide essays by so-called expert writers that are well-below the high standards they promote and this tells you everything – they are rubbish!
Academic integrity is obviously essential for maintaining an environment that fosters excellence in teaching, research and other educational and scholarly activities. However, there will always be students looking to take a short-cut and plenty are willing to cheat.
The latest headlines are focusing on the YouTubers who are cashing in on publicising EduBirdie and quite rightly many people have come out to oppose their blatant support of dishonest behaviour.
EduBirdie couldn’t care less and in a statement they said, “We cannot be held responsible for what social influencers say on their channels.”
Laughably they offer plagiarism-free essays and use this as a selling-point. Not submitting your own work is fraud!
It would be nice to think that all students complete academic and scholarly assignments with fairness and honesty but cheats have always existed and always will.
Contract cheating sites have no place in education and essay mill websites need to be outlawed. It’s time to fine them, seize their assets and close them down.
See the Daily Telegraph article on ‘study tubers’ here.