What universities can do against ghostwriting?

When reading newspaper articles on academic ghostwriting (for example, here), it seems like there is no way to counter it. I do not think so. – Ghostwriters can not lay the craft, because their service is (unfortunately) legal. And if the ghostwriter has done a good job, you can not prove on the basis of the university work alone that the student did not write the text himself. In my opinion, there is a way out of the dilemma, and that means talking.

The solution against ghostwriting means “talking to each other”

As soon as one inquires as a teacher or teacher, in

As a rule, it quickly becomes clear whether the student has written his / her homework, bachelor thesis, master thesis or dissertation himself or not. So that the conversation is not its purpose

Of course, it should not only be about the theses or the content of the work, but also randomly about the literature used and the ones there

represented views.

In the number of students who

Teachers usually have to look after, such an examination or Nachhakgespräch in the case of chores will probably be rarely possible. And for dissertations is one

Exam interview (defensio) is now common practice. In between lie the bachelor and master theses.

After completing this work a short conversation with

To lead the authors to see if they are actually familiar with the matter and the underlying literature, I consider a sensible option to

To uncover science fraud.

Ghostwriters and students seeking their academic

Degrade degrees, the craft belongs – also in the sense of

Fairness to all those students who are plaguing their work, invest a lot of time, but write their thesis themselves.

Is academic ghostwriting allowed?

It’s amazing, but the answer to the question of whether academic ghostwriting is allowed or not depends on who gives it. Of course, a ghostwriter will answer them with a yes, university teachers with a no. How so?

Here is an insight into the different points of view, and I think with my opinion not behind the mountain.

Ghostwriting is allowed from the provider’s point of view

Ghostwriting agencies are generally allowed to offer academic writing, however, they must inform their clients, ie the students, that they are not allowed to use the text 1: 1 for their term paper, bachelor thesis, master thesis or dissertation. The text written by a ghostwriter may, according to the ghostwriting agencies, only be used as a template. Only: Which student who turns to a ghostwriter will do that? No one.

Apart from that, the student would have to cite the ghost-written work that serves as a “template” for him (whatever ghostwriters mean by that term) …

Ghostwriting is not allowed from the university’s perspective

If a student issues the work written by a ghostwriter as his own, he or she must expect sanctions. This is especially true for bachelor theses, master theses and dissertations, in which the student has signed an affidavit in which he assures to have written the work himself. In the worst case, the student has to expect the disqualification of the academic degree. Incidentally, the ghostwriter himself is not held accountable. He or his agency has contractually secured.

Is ghostwriting worth it?

If you know me, you already suspect the answer: No, that’s not worth it! There are many legal assistance options that are much less expensive than ghostwriting. You can attend a science writing and writing course, and there are writing coaches to help you out. My advice: steer clear of ghostwriting. Write your homework or thesis yourself and look forward to what you have done!