The Shadow Scholar – The Man Who Writes Students’ Papers Tells His Story

AnonymousIf you ever wondered why America’s great centers of learning churn out this endless parade of half-asses and mouth-breathers, our friend Ed Dante tells us how they make the grade. From the academic journal The Chronicle Review:

The request came in by e-mail around 2 in the afternoon. It was from a previous customer, and she had urgent business. I quote her message here verbatim (if I had to put up with it, so should you): “You did me business ethics propsal for me I need propsal got approved pls can you will write me paper?”

I’ve gotten pretty good at interpreting this kind of correspondence. The client had attached a document from her professor with details about the paper. She needed the first section in a week. Seventy-five pages.

I told her no problem.

It truly was no problem. In the past year, I’ve written roughly 5,000 pages of scholarly literature, most on very tight deadlines. But you won’t find my name on a single paper.

I’ve written toward a master’s degree in cognitive psychology, a Ph.D. in sociology, and a handful of postgraduate credits in international diplomacy. I’ve worked on bachelor’s degrees in hospitality, business administration, and accounting. I’ve written for courses in history, cinema, labor relations, pharmacology, theology, sports management, maritime security, airline services, sustainability, municipal budgeting, marketing, philosophy, ethics, Eastern religion, postmodern architecture, anthropology, literature, and public administration. I’ve attended three dozen online universities. I’ve completed 12 graduate theses of 50 pages or more. All for someone else.

You’ve never heard of me, but there’s a good chance that you’ve read some of my work. I’m a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can’t detect, that you can’t defend against, that you may not even know exists.

I work at an online company that generates tens of thousands of dollars a month by creating original essays based on specific instructions provided by cheating students. I’ve worked there full time since 2004. On any day of the academic year, I am working on upward of 20 assignments.

In the midst of this great recession, business is booming. At busy times, during midterms and finals, my company’s staff of roughly 50 writers is not large enough to satisfy the demands of students who will pay for our work and claim it as their own.

You would be amazed by the incompetence of your students’ writing…

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  • Namelesswon

    Yeah, but can i get an email? I need to hit this dude up, gots to write some Interplanetary procedural communication type shiz for the UN and Kofi Annan be on my balls like lice on mice, beyatch.

  • Namelesswon

    Yeah, but can i get an email? I need to hit this dude up, gots to write some Interplanetary procedural communication type shiz for the UN and Kofi Annan be on my balls like lice on mice, beyatch.

    • Ironaddict06

      Now that would be an original paper. I guess you could use Zechria Sitchin and other Sumer research?

  • Haystack

    I seriously want to work for this company. I’ve been thinking about ghost writing academic papers for a while, and this is encouraging. If students don’t value the education they’re receiving, I have no qualms about profiting from it myself.

    • Ironaddict0

      Your correct. This is capitalism at its finest. If it’s not this guy or you, someone else will come along. I wish I was a natural writer, I like you have no qualms making $60,000 to $70,00.

  • Haystack

    I seriously want to work for this company. I’ve been thinking about ghost writing academic papers for a while, and this is encouraging. If students don’t value the education they’re receiving, I have no qualms about profiting from it myself.

  • KIF

    Only future Sports star in College should be using these programs.

  • KIF

    Only future Sports star in College should be using these programs.

  • Ironaddict0

    Your correct. This is capitalism at its finest. If it’s not this guy or you, someone else will come along. I wish I was a natural writer, I like you have no qualms making $60,000 to $70,00.

  • Ironaddict0

    Your correct. This is capitalism at its finest. If it’s not this guy or you, someone else will come along. I wish I was a natural writer, I like you have no qualms making $60,000 to $70,00.

  • Ironaddict06

    Now that would be an original paper. I guess you could use Zechria Sitchin and other Sumer research?

  • Bronham

    All I know is that I go to the University of Phoenix and I can’t tell you how sick and tired I am of being teamed up with the troglodytes who can’t afford this service. I spend so much time editing and rewriting their crap on team papers that I’m amazed that they’re in the same class as I am. The instructors just give them a pass on their individual papers, pass them on to the next course, and I have to clean up their crap. So sick and tired of it.

  • Bronham

    All I know is that I go to the University of Phoenix and I can’t tell you how sick and tired I am of being teamed up with the troglodytes who can’t afford this service. I spend so much time editing and rewriting their crap on team papers that I’m amazed that they’re in the same class as I am. The instructors just give them a pass on their individual papers, pass them on to the next course, and I have to clean up their crap. So sick and tired of it.