Wednesday, September 11, 2002

asking better questions

speaking from personal experience, internet plagiarism is indeed rampant - even among university students...

from wired: "Students aren't solely to blame for this trend. Many assignments teachers give are conducive to cheating. It is reckless and irresponsible to continue requiring topical 'go find out about' research projects in this new electronic context. Instead, teachers must distinguish between trivial research and meaningful research, which asks kids to analyze, interpret, infer or synthesize material they have read."

for some reason i always remember the student who simply copied and pasted an entire roger ebert review - and this was in response to an assignment that required the student write a film review focussing on issues of latin american culture and politics...

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