If you teach at a university, this will the most frightening thing you read today.
Written under a pseudonym for the Chronicle of Higher Education, this is an essay by a professional writer who gets paid to help college students cheat.
He writes term papers on pretty much any subject you can imagine.
In this essay, he tells of the astonishingly vapid and intellectually challenged college students he routinely connects with - students who are desperate - and yet can't actually spell "desperate."
One telling graf.
For those of you who have ever mentored a student through the writing of a dissertation, served on a thesis-review committee, or guided a graduate student through a formal research process, I have a question: Do you ever wonder how a student who struggles to formulate complete sentences in conversation manages to produce marginally competent research? How does that student get by you?
This essay is causing some heads to turn across higher education today. The online comment section is a particularly lively community.