Wednesday, February 08, 2012

"Rise in student plagiarism cases attributed to blurred lines of digital world".

I think some of the plagiarism can be explained by students not understanding principles of proper attribution. But a lot also seems due to willful misconduct, such as:
It was a beautiful piece. But with a stunning lack of originality, the student titled it "Imagine."

"It was the song by John Lennon," [English teacher Steve] Schriener recalls. "I said, 'Honestly, I was born in 1957; do you think I don't know the Beatles?'

"He just said, 'I was hoping you didn't.'"