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Custom essay writing : an exploration

Chalkley, Tony and Cinque, Toija 2011, Custom essay writing : an exploration, in Educating the Professions : New Curricula, New Pedagogies and New Technologies : Deakin Teaching and Learning Conference 2011, Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 31-31.

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Title Custom essay writing : an exploration
Author(s) Chalkley, Tony
Cinque, Toija
Conference name Deakin Teaching and Learning Conference (2011 : Burwood, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 2-3 Nov. 2011
Title of proceedings Educating the Professions : New Curricula, New Pedagogies and New Technologies : Deakin Teaching and Learning Conference 2011
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Start page 31
End page 31
Total pages 1
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) custom written essay
essay writing service provider
Summary In late 2010, three things happened. Firstly, I graded the final submission of a student who had, to date, been producing work that was, on the whole, pass/credit standard. Their last essay was outstanding. It was well organised, cleverly argued, well referenced and enjoyable to read. Turnitin assured me that the paper was not plagiarised but I remained suspicious because it seemed ‘too good to be true’. In the end, I gave it 91/100. Later in the same year, the final two events happened. I discovered that a large scale essay writing service provider from the USA was opening a ‘branch’ in Australia. Finally, a colleague from the States told me how she had become enraged to see a custom writing essay provider as a (busy) stallholder at her orientation week market day. She was furious, surely this is illegal? Interested in finding out ‘what (if anything) this might mean to Deakin?’, Toija and I approached Teaching and Learning in our faculty to see if they might fund a small experiment. They did, and the presentation will contain a record of this exploratory project. This project had a very simple premise. What would we receive if we ordered a custom written essay for one of the ALC101 assignment questions? Would it pass?
Language eng
Field of Research 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category L3 Extract of paper (minor conferences)
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