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Re: Plagiarism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2894  Thursday, 27 December 2001

From:           Thomas Larque <
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Date:           Saturday, 22 Dec 2001 17:51:42 -0000
Subject: 12.2883 Re: Plagiarism
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2883 Re: Plagiarism

>For longer papers, wouldn't it be useful for teachers to routinely
>review (or put students on notice that review might be demanded at any
>time) the work-in-progress materials, such as note cards, bibliography,
>outline, first draft?  I'm not a teacher, and my own college days were
>well before the PC and Internet, but it strikes me that it would be
>difficult for a student who purchased a paper online (or otherwise cut
>and pasted it from the web) to fabricate the working papers.
>Admittedly, this wouldn't catch plagiarism of quotes or swatches, only
>entire papers.

We had a similar suggestion last time we were discussing plagiarism,
although in that case it was from a tutor who actually carried out such
demands, requiring all essays to be submitted with at least two
substantially different drafts and extensive notes, as I recall.

The problem with all this is people like me.  I don

 

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