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Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1690  Thursday, 5 July 2001

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 3 Jul 2001 14:46:26 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1678 Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com

[2]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 Jul 2001 05:49:31 -0400
        Subj:   SHK 12.1678 Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com

[3]     From:   Susan St. John <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 04 Jul 2001 15:57:18 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1664 Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com


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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 3 Jul 2001 14:46:26 +0100
Subject: 12.1678 Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1678 Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com

Clearly the plagiarism problem has to be addressed by educators changing
their systems of assessment. Educational theory often follows and cleans
up behind economic reality, so we find pedagogical reasons for small
group teaching which was forced on us by rising class sizes. I say we
steal a march on the theorists, and accept that plagiarism is merely
students' response to the economic realities of the learning. We should
grade according to the following scale:

First (adapt for non-UK system). Work stolen from impeccable sources,
ideally ones actually written by the tutor.

Upper Second. Work stolen from current scholarship the tutor does not
agree with, or which was contracted to a rival the tutor has disliked
since they met at graduate school.

Lower Second. Work stolen from older materials the tutor always meant to
read, but decided to leapfrog over by reading the latest theoretical
material at graduate school.

Third. Work stolen from electronic resources (eg Internet) without
reshaping for present need.

Fail. No theft, or work stolen from electronic resources without care
taken to change font or remove copyright notice.

I've received an example of the latter: a brief literary biography of
Ben Jonson which ends "(c) Chadwyck-Healey".

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 Jul 2001 05:49:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com
Comment:        SHK 12.1678 Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com

Andy White observes,

'Perhaps it's time we re-institute the old habit of actually engaging in
dialogue with them, one-on-one, questioning them on their grasp of the
facts . . .'

Quite.  I always found thumbscrews particularly effective in respect of
the early comedies.

T. Hawkes

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From:           Susan St. John <
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Date:           Wednesday, 04 Jul 2001 15:57:18 -0500
Subject: 12.1664 Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1664 Re: Shakespeare.Papers.com

I cannot give you an URL because I am away from my office, but there is
at least one site that offers the service of searching the web for
possibly plagiarised work.  You type in a few lines of text and their
search engine looks to see if the paper appears anywhere online.

I'm currently in Hawaii using a laptop and a very slow modem or I would
search for it...anyone want to give it a try?

Susan.

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