The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat

The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat

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by Dave Tomar
     
 

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"[A] stunning tale of academic fraud . . . shocking and compelling.??-The Washington Post
Dave Tomar wrote term papers for a living. Technically, the papers were "study guides,?? and the companies he wrote for-there are quite a few-are completely aboveboard and easily found with a quick web search. For as little as ten dollars a page, these paper

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"[A] stunning tale of academic fraud . . . shocking and compelling.??-The Washington Post
Dave Tomar wrote term papers for a living. Technically, the papers were "study guides,?? and the companies he wrote for-there are quite a few-are completely aboveboard and easily found with a quick web search. For as little as ten dollars a page, these paper mills provide a custom essay, written to the specifics of any course assignment. During Tomar's career as an academic surrogate, he wrote made-to-order papers for everything from introductory college courses to Ph.D. dissertations. There was never a shortage of demand for his services. The Shadow Scholar is the story of this dubious but all-too-common career. In turns shocking, absurd, and ultimately sobering, Tomar explores not merely his own misdeeds but the bureaucratic and cash-hungry colleges, lazy students, and even misguided parents who help make it all possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620400197
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
462,286
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Dave Tomar is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer and a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
Ed Dante is the pseudonym of a writer living in Philadelphia. His real name will be released on the galleys for this book.

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The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Likeit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why are you writing a "review" if you haven't read the book? Just because you don't like the title, doesn't mean the book isn't good. Or that you even know what it is about. I'm so tired of people who just want to complain in the review section. If you have a complaint, use the barns and noble website people! Simple as that. You're doing nothing because NOBODY moniters these reviews unless they're reported, which is exactly what I'm going to do. It's pathetic that people use this space to complain. Get a life! The book was pretty interesting to say the least , so if you want to bi$@h, go somewhere else!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tgis book was a total waste of money. Wish i could ask for a refund. It was a waste of the poor tree that gave its life for the paper it was written on. This so called author is a bad joke.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wasnt too interesting. I honestly didnt lke it. BTW people are complaining about other people complaining and they didn teven write reviews. Stop telling other people what to do and stop being a hypocrite. I am complaining right now but I actually read the book and wrote a small review. I didnt like it... so everyone should just shut up already. Write your review and leave Bottom line: not my favorite. Would not recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yall need to stop fighting about petty things and tell me about the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having just graduated from college at age 50, doing it in 4 1/2 years while working FT, what this guy did makes me sick.  It adds to the over all laziness and stupidity of people.  I haven't read the book and refuse to help support the writer.