Cheating Goes Global as Essay Mills Multiply

Cheating Goes Global as Essay Mills Multiply 1

Pius Utomi Ekpei for The Chronicle

Paul Arhewe lives in Nigeria and has been writing for essay mills since 2005. He says the companies give customers "another way of learning."

The orders keep piling up. A philosophy student needs a paper on Martin Heidegger. A nursing student needs a paper on dying with dignity. An engineering student needs a paper on electric cars.

Screen after screen, assignment after assignment—hundreds at a time, thousands each semester. The students come from all disciplines and all parts of the country. They go to community colleges and Ivy League universities. Some want a 10-page paper; others request an entire