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Friday, October 07, 2005

Outfoxing Plagiarists

Uriah Kriegel has some clever advice for fighting plagiarism:
Every assignment I give is a two part assignment. The first part is to read your institution’s academic code of honesty plagiarism section. The second part is to write a paper. Failure to fulfil one of the two parts is failure to do the assignment, therefore deserving of a failing grade.

What this does is neutralize the “I didn’t know it was plagiarism” line. A student who didn’t know it was plagiarism did not fulfil the first part of the assignment and therefore fails.

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  • If you dont know plagarism is cheating then you are too stupid to have a degree anyway.

    10/14/2005 08:18:00 PM  

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