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By Kate Taylor. Contract cheating is harder to detect than plagiarism because ghostwritten essays will not be flagged when compared with a database of previously submitted essays; they are generally original works — simply written by the wrong person. Some of the websites operate like eBay, with buyers and sellers bidding on specific assignments. Others operate like Uber, pairing desperate students with available writers. Either way, the identities and locations of both the writers and the students are masked from view, as are the colleges the assignments are for.
Still, in some of the assignments that Ms.
Mbugua provided to The Times, names of colleges that the essays were meant for became clear. One assignment asked students to write about a solution to a community problem, and the essay Ms. Mbugua provided described difficulties with parking around Arizona State University. Bret Hovell, a spokesman for Arizona State University, said the school was not able to determine whether the essay had been turned in. He has earned enough to buy a car and a piece of land, he said, but it has left him jaded about the promises he heard when he was young about the opportunities that would come from studying hard in college.
In interviews with people in Kenya who said they had worked in contract cheating, many said they did not view the practice as unethical.
As more foreign writers have joined the industry, some sites have begun to advertise their American ties, in a strange twist on globalization and outsourcing. She said she began carrying a notebook, jotting down vocabulary words she encountered in movies and novels to make her essays more valuable. Mbugua, 25, lost her mother to diabetes in , when she was in the second grade. She vowed to excel in school so that she would one day be able to support her younger brother and sister.
A government loan and aunts and uncles helped her pay for college. The boss stayed up all night, bidding for work on several sites, and then farmed it out in the morning.
There were low points. During summer break, work slowed to a trickle. But Ms. Mbugua said she loved learning, and sometimes wished that she were the one enrolled in the American universities she was writing papers for. Once, when she was asked to write an admissions essay for a student in China who was applying to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, she said she dreamed of what it would be like to go there herself.
Pamela Ban, Harvard University student. The exercise of writing helps a student to organize and examine the information gathered in a careful way. She was a pioneer in the field of ecofeminism, in which she drew parallels between the ravaging of the environment and the ravaging of women. Centeno said. Michael Bloomberg, the media executive and former New York mayor, has been spending on gun research for years. Knoepfler, a stem cell researcher at the University of California, Davis.
Eventually, Ms. Mbugua said, she decided to strike out on her own, and bought an account from an established writer with UvoCorp. But UvoCorp forbids such transfers, and Ms. Mbugua said the account she had purchased was shut down. Now Ms. Mbugua finds herself at a crossroads, unsure of what to do next. Lately she has been selling kitchen utensils. Mbugua said she never felt right about the writing she did in the names of American students and others.
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