From University of Connecticut

Appears to be disappointingly common in HE:

Detecting ghost-written essays is a tricky task for academics.

Written by other academics or postgraduates to student specifications, these scripts are not the easly identifiable copy-and-paste efforts that anti-plagiarism software is so adept at catching.

But they often still leave behind clues to their illicit origin, according to Ann Rogerson, lecturer in organisational behaviour at the University of Wollongong, in Australia.

Ms Rogerson ā€“ who spoke at the 6th International Integrity and Plagiarism Conference held in Gateshead this week ā€“ began to investigate the issue after suspecting that a high level of cheating was taking place on one of her postgraduate courses for international students.

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