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.

4 comments:

marlyat2 said...

Trials and tribulations of having students, no? I can't fathom why they don't grasp how easy it is to look things up on line.

Robbi said...

Not thinking. That's the whole issue.

marlyat2 said...

It's so sweet when you don't have to think!

Robbi said...

I wouldn't know.