Papers for Pay: Confessions of an Academic Forger

Papers for Pay: Confessions of an Academic Forger

by Jeffrey Alfred Ruth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786496884
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

English major Jeffrey Alfred Ruth graduated from the University of Michigan. Forger Ossi Chesterton, his alter ego, did not. He lives in Howell, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Preface 9

Introduction: Meet Ossi Chesterton, Academic Forger 13

Section I Studies in Forgery

1 Foundations for Forgery 17

2 Liars, Legacies, and Losers 29

3 The Foreign Factor 40

4 Honest Cheats, Career Cheaters, and Cheater Networks 51

5 The Double Blind 62

6 Competitors and Honorable Forgery 73

7 Is One Sitting on Your Desk Right Now? 84

8 I Guess We're All Shakespeareans 95

9 Dissertation Disorder: I Can't Get There From Here! 105

10 Egregious Circumstances 116

Section II A Few Fine Points

11 Turnitin-Not the Failsafe You Think It Is 127

12 The Internet and the Ease of Forgery 137

13 Online Classes and Proof of Ability 145

14 Word Processing, Properties, and Copyrights 150

15 The Future of Academic Forgery 156

Appendix 1 Congratulations! You Made the Book 167

Appendix 2 Which One Is the Forgery? A Four Paper

Challenge 175

Chapter Notes 189

References 191

Index 193

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