You may have heard of ghost-writing or maybe you’ve even been approached by a ghost-writing service.
It’s a tempting, time saving cheat that’s in no way a new phenomenon but it’s also a serious form of Academic Misconduct and isn’t something we take lightly.
It’s all on you
As a university student you’re developing your expertise to prepare yourself for corporate challenges and concrete jungles – do you see where I’m going here?
Is it really worth it?
The short answer (and only answer) is no, it’s not.
Allowing someone to write on behalf of you may save a little time but along the way it seriously undermines your personal growth and creative integrity – and not to mention the penalties you’ll face once you’re caught.
A little perspective
Tenille Da Rin Perette, CQUni student and Chair of the Student Representative Council has spent some time researching the ghost-writing phenomenon.
She has some great insights on her views against ghost-writing that we’d like to share.
Tenille says, “The excuses of poor time management skills, being unable to balance work and study, or just poor research and writing skills, do not measure up to justify what a student is doing by choosing ghost-writing and cheating. To anyone considering cheating – stop the apathy and get passionate about your own career development. You should be using assessment writing as an opportunity to improve these skills because you’re certainly going to need them later.”
Thanks Tenille! Great advice.
Academic support is available
Throughout your study journey, finding a healthy balance between your uni and personal life can become tricky, and an easier alternative may seem like the only way to push through it.
CQUniversity has strict rules about cheating and plagiarism. To find out more, visit the Academic Misconduct Procedure at http://policy.cqu.edu.au.