Sunday, March 6, 2011
Plagiarism, for Real!
I was finishing up grading a set of papers, and I went back to a suspicious paper I had graded the day before. Sure enough, when I typed the lines into Google, they came up on MySpace! So sad. I want to see whether she denies it,but let her challenge it. I had marked her draft for inadvertent plagiarism, explaining why she couldn't do it that way. She probably got angry. Add to that I had accidentally dropped her from my online grading program and left the person who had actually dropped there. I thought I would have to reinstate her by getting the grades of all the homework she had gotten, but I was able to do it through the program. Probably that didn't help, when I asked her to give me all her homework. I didn't end up needing it, but she probably took it personally.