See if you have the write stuff

'The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it'

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) - British politician and novelist

Wednesday, 25 April, 2012, 12:00am

Warp speed

Is it unforgiveable, not to mention fraudulent, for students to hire ghostwriters to write undergraduate essays? It is. But, then again, so is the multibillion-dollar college admissions industry that helps students get to universities, which many are probably underqualified to attend. And what about the tutoring industry that helps students with homework?

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

We need to bust the ghostwriters

Improvements in higher education have, ironically, played a part in the growth of the trade in fake credentials. As employers ask for ever-higher qualifications, dodgy organisations known as degree mills have stepped in. They have capitalised on Asia's rapid growth to globalise a market for unearned and unrecognised qualifications. This is a case of buyer beware.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Popular blogger accused of fraud takes foe to court

When does a fraud-buster cross the line? And is questioning a popular blogger's bona fides tantamount to libel?

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who wrote the essay?

HONG KONG - Students condemned the hiring of ghostwriters after a Hong Kong-based company was found selling academic papers to university students worldwide.

An investigation by the South China Morning Post found that online business Ivythesis has for 10 years been supplying students from as far afield as Africa and the Middle East with essays - for HK$125 a page.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Anger at online essay service

Lawmakers are calling for police to investigate the 'unforgivable fraud' of a company based in Hong Kong that sells academic papers to university students worldwide.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Academic ghostwriting a 1 billion-yuan industry

The problem of students paying someone else to write their academic papers is all too familiar on the mainland - and it is being driven by a thriving industry.

The companies providing such services via the internet offer round-the-clock customer service and a function to track the progress of the essay being written.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Novelist Han Han to sue fraud crusader for libel

Best-selling mainland author Han Han is suing self-proclaimed 'Science Cop' Fang Zhouzi, who recently accused Han of hiring ghostwriters for most of his works, says Han's agent.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am