Education: Term-Paper Hustlers

What old grad can forget the scourge of the term paper: those sunny afternoons in the dusky stacks, the nightlong bouts with procrastination, the notes on white index cards that convey recrimination rather than inspiration?

Thousands of collegians in the Boston area, that's who. The reason appears under several names: International Termpapers, Inc., Universal Termpapers, Termpapers Unlimited and Quality Bullshit. Since September these new, aboveground organizations have turned out more than 4,000 term papers for students willing to pay $3 a page for standardized material and $6 a page if the paper is custom-made.

For off-the-rack themes, a buyer with the money first...

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