A Duke Professor discovers just how bad the writing quality is at modern ghostwriting services.

Essay mills, those ghostwriting services that ‘help’ students with their essays and homework for a fee, are obviously quite popular among students and a headache for professors who are worried about their impact on students’ learning. To clearly understand the quality of services of essay mills, Duke University Professor Dan Ariely decided to try them out by hiring four essay mills to write on an ironic topic- cheating.

What Professor Ariely got back as output from them a few weeks later was what he described as ‘gibberish’ and heavily plagiarized. Here’s more from his blog:

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