The student had submitted an essay written by someone else as his own. He hadn't given any credit to the essay's true author, whose name he did not know.And he was prepared to accept credit for both the essay and the course, despite the fact that he had not done the required work.
After all, they may ask, how many contemporary jobs really require such archaic forms of writing?
A student in an undergraduate course recently submitted a truly first-rate term paper.
In form, it was extremely well crafted, exhibiting a level of writing far beyond the typical undergraduate.
In substance, it did a superb job of analyzing the text and offered a number of trenchant insights. There was only one problem: It markedly exceeded the quality of any other assignment the student had submitted all semester. She used several plagiarism-detection programs to determine if the student had cut and pasted text from another source, but each of these searches turned up nothing. She asked him point blank, "Did you write this, or did someone else write it for you? He had purchased the custom-written paper from an online essay-writing service.
The teacher believed this conduct represented a serious breach of academic ethics.