ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Implications on Educated Youth and Call for Policy Action (W-190)

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Implications on Educated Youth and Call for Policy Action (W-190)

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  • Monday | 01 Jun, 2020
  • Rubab Syed
  • Working Papers
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Abstract The study aims to highlight the dishonest practices committed by students and writing service providers. It may be referred to the students, who are enrolled in educational institutes, but are actually not getting academic tasks done by themselves. Evidences reveal that Paid Academic Writing Services (PAWS) are hired for writing assignments, research papers and theses by formally enrolled students/researchers. Findings of the study show that students pay certain amount of money to such companies, which further hire “ghostwriters” on behalf of the enrolled students. Lack of studies, language barrier, and lack of academic ethics and laziness are some of the factors that compel students to avail such services. However, those who provide such service are mainly attracted towards such practices due to unemployment. This trend of PAWS, according to the respondents, if not stopped, may intellectually paralyze the students who can otherwise play a vital role in the nation-building process. The study suggests to bring PAWS under criminal act. It also suggests to make revolutionary changes in curriculum and methods of teaching and focus on creative writing at primary level. Keywords: Paid Writing, Thesis, Research Papers, HEC, Ghostwriters