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Re: Plagiarism and Update
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1051  Tuesday, 16 April 2002

From:           Seija Sinikki <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Apr 2002 11:42:38 -0800
Subject: 13.1033 Re: Plagiarism and Update
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1033 Re: Plagiarism and Update

>Where the student/faculty ratio enables close attention to
>individual
>students, making their process of composition something like
>our
>own--with repeated drafts and genuine intellectual engagement
>between
>writer and reader--plagiarism nearly disappears.
>
>Robert Knapp

Don, this was my point in posting the comment to which you replied:

>Seinikki-san's comment is certainly apt
>
>>When I was a student, the professors using this method were
>my
>>favorites. For they taught me to write good papers. I
>appreciated the
>>time they took to comment and re-comment on my drafts. I
>always thought
>>their goal was to help us to compose research papers. How
>innocent I
>>was! Nevertheless, I continue to believe in the purity of
>their motives.)
>
>but a little beside the point. In America, composition is
>taught by
>graduate students or Departments of Rhetoric, not necessarily
>mutually
>exclusive entities. In those colleges where the lit profs do
>teach
>composition, they become slightly fragmented, having one
>personality for
>the teaching of literature and another for the teaching of
>composition.
>
>Cheers,
>don

I did, incidentally, study in America, not in Japan.  One of those ideal
teachers of mine was an History professor, the other one taught English
literature.  Yes, the classes were small, and I selected my professors
very carefully.

Seija

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