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