The Shadow Scholar

The Shadow Scholar

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a€nA“[A] stunning tale of academic fraud . . . shocking and compelling.a€n?-The Washington Post Dave Tomar wrote term papers for a living. Technically, the papers were a€nA“study guides, a€n? and the companies he wrote for-there are quite a few-are completely aboveboard and easily found with a quick web search. For as little as ten dollars a page, these paper mills provide a custom essay, written to the specifics of any course assignment. During Tomar's career as an academic surrogate, he wrote made-to-order papers for everything from introductory college courses to Ph.D. dissertations. There was never a shortage of demand for his services. The Shadow Scholar is the story of this dubious but all-too-common career. In turns shocking, absurd, and ultimately sobering, Tomar explores not merely his own misdeeds but the bureaucratic and cash-hungry colleges, lazy students, and even misguided parents who help make it all possible.How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat Dave Tomar ... Suddenly, this shitty vacuum cleaner has cost you a ton of money. ... To which your customer service representative replies, a€œTherea#39;s nothing wrong with the vacuum cleaner.

Title:The Shadow Scholar
Author:Dave Tomar
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2012-09-18


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