Last week I mused about the burgeoning underground essay writing industry. Turns out I’m not the only one. The Chronicle of Higher Education has just published an article called Cheating Goes Global, about that very subject. They’ve investigated the top essay providers – Essay Writers – and the writers that can churn out 10 essays a week for students willing and able to pay upwards of $19.99 per page. Some writers get $1-$ per page. Turns out some of the students don’t even read the resulting essays before they hand them in for marking – unless they get a poor mark and then they go back to they essay mill to complain and press for a refund.