‘Essay mills’ to be made illegal in crackdown on cheating students

Companies that provide students with essays in exchange for a fee are to be made illegal, the United Kingdom government has announced, writes Will Hazell for iNews.

The Department for Education said it would outlaw ‘essay mills’ as part of a new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill. The department told i that firms found to be selling essays could be hit with fines if convicted of an offence under the legislation.

Essay mills have long been controversial, with some students using them to cheat in university assessments. However, the companies themselves claim they can help students understand a topic by providing them with a ‘model answer’.
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