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By Dave Tomar

Final fall, a author utilizing the pseudonym Ed Dante wrote an explosive article in The Chronicle of upper Education, confessing to writing time period papers for a residing. Technically, they're "study guides," and the firms that promote them-there are fairly a few-are thoroughly criminal and simply chanced on with Google. for roughly $10-20 a web page, Dante's former employers provide you with a customized essay, written in your requisites. in the course of Dante's profession, he wrote made-to-order papers for every little thing from introductory collage classes to Ph.D. dissertations. there has been by no means a scarcity of demand.The Shadow Scholar is Dante's account of this doubtful yet all-too-relevant occupation. In tales embarrassing, absurd, hilarious, and finally sobering, he explores no longer simply his personal misdeeds however the bureaucratic and cash-hungry faculties, lazy scholars, or even faulty mom and dad who helped make all of it attainable. With unemployment pushing 10 percentage and lots of collage grads dwelling with their mom and dad, the necessity for this ebook hasn't ever been extra pressing. As this bitingly humorous memoir unearths, faculties and graduate colleges are sufferers now not in basic terms of tricky fiscal instances yet of a profound feel of entitlement and apathy. here's a searing, usually maddening indictment of the massive enterprise of school.

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