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30 Sep '14

News Students who buy essays online are being ripped off, says exam watchdog

Ofqual finds essay writing services are poor quality and unlikely to get A-level students who cheat with coursework a good gradeStudents tempted to use essay writing services that claim to guarantee A-grade papers are more likely to receive shoddy work that would fail an A-level, as well as putting them at risk of being caught cheating, according to the exam regulator Ofqual.An investigation by the watchdog found that online services failed to live up to their claims of high-quality writing and research, despite charging up to £220 for an essay. In many cases, essays were riddled with basic writing and composition errors, and received very poor or failing grades from independent examiners. Continue reading...

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