The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat [NOOK Book]

Overview

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

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Overview

"[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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620400197
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 616,623
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Go somewhere else to complain

    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!

    13 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Its bad

    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

    6 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Having just graduated from college at age 50, doing it in 4 1/2

    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.

    5 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    SHUT UP

    Yall need to stop fighting about petty things and tell me about the book

    4 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Luv

    Likeit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Bad

    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.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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