Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Not in your own words?

Just found this item on student efforts to not turn in their own words At $9.95 a Page, You Expected Poetry? from the New York Times .

I subscribe to the thoughts of Stephen Greenblatt
"a Shakespeare scholar at Harvard and a confessed “soft touch,” said the grade he would give this paper “would depend, at least to some extent, on whether I thought I was reading the work of a green freshman — in which case I would probably give it a D+ and refer the student to the writing lab for counseling — or an English major, in which case I would simply fail it.”

He added: “If I had paid for this, I would demand my money back.”

"Oh brave new world that has such people in it"


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