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Re: Plagiarism in Schools / Colleges
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0790  Thursday, 3 September 1998.

[1]     From:   Louis Swilley <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 1 Sep 1998 13:15:00 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0785  Re: Plagiarism in Schools / Colleges

[2]     From:   Jefferson Cronin <
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        Date:   Thursday, 3 Sep 1998 07:07:09 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0778  Plagiarism in Schools / Colleges

[3]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Thursday, September 3, 1998
        Subj:   Sample Questions Send to SHAKSPER by Students


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From:           Louis Swilley <
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Date:           Tuesday, 1 Sep 1998 13:15:00 -0500
Subject: 9.0785  Re: Plagiarism in Schools / Colleges
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0785  Re: Plagiarism in Schools / Colleges

I suggest that you make your assignments so particularized that there
would be little help elsewhere than in the ability of the student to
analyze the matter.   Another method is to question him/her and have him
extrapolate the argument of his paper beyond the immediate subject; if
he/she can hold up under that, it is immaterial whether or not the paper
has been plagiarized; he has learned the "researched" material so well
that he is able to articulate it beyond its own scope - and that's an
accomplishment at least as grand as having originated himself the
submitted argument.

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From:           Jefferson Cronin <
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Date:           Thursday, 3 Sep 1998 07:07:09 +1000
Subject: 9.0778  Plagiarism in Schools / Colleges
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0778  Plagiarism in Schools / Colleges

Proof of plagiarism is very difficult at best, often just luck.  Simple
detection, of course, is much easier.  I have found a policy which seems
to work, at least to some degree. I encourage the inclusion of
electronic sources in their work while acknowledging the ease and
convenience of stealing the ideas and work of others.  I then hold a
discussion on the ethical and moral issues involved.   Following this, I
show them how easy it is to use the sources properly.  Students seem to
feel a sense of freedom in using sources which then actually expands
their own work.  When the sport of getting away with it is made less
exciting, the temptation to do it seems lessened.  I hope these ideas
are of some help.

Jefferson Cronin

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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Thursday, September 3, 1998
Subject:        Sample Questions Send to SHAKSPER by Students

I am frequently asked about the messages that I do not send out to the
members of SHAKSPER.  By far the greatest number of them are from
students requesting help on homework assignments.  Lately, these
requests have increased dramatically as students seem to be relying more
and more upon the "quick fix" of the Internet.

Over the past few months, I have been saving representative inquiries of
this sort.  I had originally intended to ask the SHAKSPER Advisory Board
for input on how I should handle them, but Stuart Manger's question
provides me the opportunity to share some of these messages with the
entire membership.

I simply do not have the time or the inclination to supply even the
sketchiest of answers - "Try looking at Samuel Schoenbaum's
*Shakespeare's Lives" - so what I have been doing is simply sending the
"How to Subscribe to SHAKSPER" form letter back to the requester.
Usually, I get no response.  I am open to any suggestions from members
of SHAKSPER on other strategies for dealing with these sorts of
requests.  I will, however, treat these responses to me as private mail
and not post them to the membership.

Now for the samples.

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Hi,
  I am a college freshie. I am recently assigned to do a term
paper on <<Romeo and Juliet>>. I have read it the play once, but
not understand it totally. And more, I am an Asian, doing my
FIRST term paper in "English". So I need help. The dead-line for
it is on 18th of June, in ASIA time! So what must I do? Reply to
me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE for I can start it before everything is
too late! My lecturer said that it will be good if I give my own
opinions and critics, and show how the exploding of the story
plot can bring the play in a perfect way to be expressed. But I
can't even understand it! Help me! Do anything to help me! Do
everything you can to help me! Please!
                                          the one in desparate,
                                                    Kean.

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Can someone please explain what "maugre" means?  12th Night, III,i: I
love thee so, that, maugre all thy pride,[which I understand means heat
or anger]/ Nor wit nor reason can my passion hide.

                                Thanks,

                                        DMR

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Hi, my name is Andrew and i am in 9th grade. On wednesday i have an
English final coming up and part of it is on Shakespeare's sonnets.  Is
there any trick in how to interpret them? I am having a little trouble
with them and I wan't to know if there is an easier way to do it. Please
write back ASAP.
Thank you

Andrew

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I am doing a reaserch papper on William Shakespeare. I would like to
know what were the sources for many of the Shakespeare history plays?
Please send back as soon as possible.

sincerly,
Jeanette

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There is a famous quote of shakespeare's that goes something like "all
the world is a stage, and we are merely actors", that i am trying to
quote for an essay. i was wondering if you knew what quote i was
talking about and could tell me the exact quote.
thank you
brian

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I need to know the following information concerning this sonnet to
include in my presentation:

1.  Summary of the contents of the work
2.  Identification of its theme
3.  Line by line analysis of its content
4.  Literary form
5.  Revelance of work in its time as well as the present time

Your knowledge of this subject and assistance will be greatly
appreciated. Your website will be acknowledged and listed as a source.
thanks  :)

Erin

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who is shakespeare addressing in "Shall I Compare thee To A
Summer's Day" and "My Mistress'  Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun"?
......And do you think Shakespeare is boasting about his writing?
...Also , who is he speaking of when he writes about his mistress?

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How do I compare and contrast the Petrarchan convention with the Taming
of the shrew and Much Ado About Nothing.  Please give me a starting
place.

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HI THERE

I NEED YOUR ARGENTLY !!! I NEED AN 8 PAGE ASSIGNMENT ON WILLIAM
SHAKESPEARE.THE ASSIGNMENT WILL CONCERN:
1.HIS EARLY LIFE AND DEVELOPMENT
2.ADULTHOOD AND HIS WORKS
3.A BIBLIOGRAPHY

I HOPE I DO NOT SEEM TOO LAZY BUT I DO NO POSSESS THE INTERNET
NEVERTHELESS I NEED YOUR HELP AND IT WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED
IF POSSIBLE E-MAIL THE ASSIGNMENT BY LATEST FRIDAY 31ST JULY 1998

THANK YOU

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what is shakespeare's nicname?

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