Thomas Crombez

Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

A new era of plagiarism?

In The Teacher Is a Geek on August 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm

There is a terrific article on the New York Times website on the changed attitudes of today’s students towards plagiarism. It develops a number of points I vaguely hinted at in my earlier post on ‘DIY plagiarism detection.’ The most disquieting observation is that students simply no longer realize that they are plagiarizing another author’s text, or, even more perplexing, that they do not grasp that text is never just nameless ‘copy’ or texte trouvé, but always someone‘s writing. (Even if that someone is an anonymous collective, as in the case of most Wikipedia articles.) Read the rest of this entry »

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