Fifty ways to detect a ghostwriter

author: Katerina Zdravkova, St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
published: Nov. 4, 2011,   recorded: October 2011,   views: 4448


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Ghostwriting became students’ most popular way to avoid writing of boring essays, or the best way to easily earn by writing on behalf of another student. This paper presents several markers indicating a presence of potential ghostwriters. Proposed methodology suggests various inspection techniques, which do not prove anything in isolation. Whenever they are jointly implemented, they successfully cluster the essays, suggesting plausible absence, potential and almost certain presence of one or few ghostwriters. After the initial clustering, all the papers go through subtle linguistic check. In our sample, later approach discovered some unexpected phrases which confirmed the presence of the same ghostwriters not only in the current, but also in the previous generations.

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Comment1 Kali, May 23, 2018 at 5:43 p.m.:

Looks like it's almost impossible to deceive cheating. Use this guide to write assignments yourself.

Comment2 Hanwiler Nas, September 19, 2020 at 11:48 p.m.:

I disagree a little. It's hard to recognize him now

Comment3, September 21, 2020 at 1:08 a.m.:

Now it is already difficult to recognize plagiarism. Simply because students do not copy their essays from the Internet, but buy essays in services. And there the writers write essays for the student on their own and of course it is unique ... By the way, I recently found in one service mla outline template and I advise you to read it, the article helps in writing an essay)

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