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Plagiarism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1901  Monday, 18 October 2004

From:           Rick Jones <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Oct 2004 10:21:21 -0500
Subject: 15.1881 Plagiarism
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1881 Plagiarism

 >A better plan is to build a research paper in class, assigning
 >individual topics each with its own limited and named articles or essays
 >to be used as sources. Otherwise, even if the work the student hands in
 >passes the test of an internet search, the teacher cannot know whether
 >the student himself has done the work.

"Better"?  Not in my book.  If students are limited to sources I know
intimately, they're hardly doing a *research* paper.  I'll take my
chances that I can catch plagiarists... I've built something of a
reputation for doing so, and the consequences aren't pretty.   Of
course, I have the advantage of working in a Theatre Department where
all the students know each other, despite our 175 or so majors: my
reputation precedes me, and I like it that way.

Rick

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