An argumentative essay requires you to decide on a topic and take a position on it. You'll need to back up your viewpoint with well-researched facts and information as well. One of the hardest parts is deciding which topic to write about, but there are plenty of ideas available to get you started. Students often find that most of their work on these essays is done before they even start writing. This means that it's best if you have a general interest in your subject, otherwise you might get bored or frustrated while trying to gather information.
The Ghostwriting Business: Trade Standards, Practices, and Secrets
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March 31, TBS Staff. For ten years, I made my living helping students cheat. I worked as a professional ghostwriter, completing homework assignments, producing essays, and composing senior theses for alternately desperate, lazy, or disengaged college and graduate students. I worked as an independent contractor affiliated with various online paper mills and, between and , spent nearly every day of my life immersed in academic research and compositional writing. Writing as many as 5, typewritten pages a year, I earned as much as many professors.
What’s Wrong With Ghostwriting?: A Science Ethics Viewpoint (560 words)
A ghostwriter is hired to write literary or journalistic works, speeches , or other texts that are officially credited to another person as the author. Celebrities, executives, participants in timely news stories, and political leaders often hire ghostwriters to draft or edit autobiographies, memoirs, magazine articles, or other written material. Memoir ghostwriters often pride themselves in "disappearing" when impersonating others since such disappearance signals the quality of their craftsmanship. Screenplay authors can also use ghostwriters to either edit or rewrite their scripts to improve them. Usually, there is a confidentiality clause in the contract between the ghostwriter and the credited author that obligates the former to remain anonymous.
Ghostwriting is one of the most controversial and divisive issues of ethics when it comes to plagiarism and attribution. This was highlighted in a recent article on Inside Higher Ed by Jane Robbins , who was responding to a reader question regarding the ethics of a college president who turns to ghostwriters for his book chapters and academic papers. The result is that, while plagiarism without permission is almost always treated as unethical, ghostwriting literally run the gamut between being completely acceptable and one of the worst offenses imaginable. One area I do disagree with Robbins is that she treats ghostwriting as a separate act from plagiarism. Plagiarism, generally, is defined as presenting the words, ideas or work of another as your own, without attribution.