August 14, 2001

Lemonade

I've reconstructed my work site and, after discussing a spate of plagiarism with colleagues, drafted a sometimes-ascerbic tutorial on plagiarism. I was wondering what to call it, perhaps the "irreverent plagiarism tutorial"—and then thought that some readers would think the "irreverent" referred to plagiarism. Then I thought about how my experiences with student plagiarism (e.g., this spring) has served as the basis for this effort, and how it's a bit the case of making lemonade from lemons. (Students: most of you don't plagiarize. One of the reasons why I hate plagiarism is that it infects how I like at other students.) Since lemonade still has that acidic taste, there came the title.

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Posted in Teaching on August 14, 2001 10:21 AM |