@Leslie K: Did you write this post? Or did you copy it from some other source? Repent!
I am really creeped out by this. I'm in a field that nobody ever goes into for the money, so I think I am insulated from a good deal of this behaviour. But 60%? Holy crow.
The worst part is that the cheaters are actually doing significantly better than the honest students.
Cheaters doing better than honest students doesn't make sense to me. The cheaters are skipping the work required to learn. I quote Pritchard's study to the students at the beginning of the semester.http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/opinion/13tue4.html?_r=2
@BubbaIt was published at OEDB and sent to me by a CM reader. There's no author listed.Leslie K
"@Leslie K: Did you write this post? Or did you copy it from some other source? Repent!" I too am surprised by the amount of "posting" here that consists of copy and pasting entire pieces (from McSweeny's, the Chronicle, etc.). It's ironic given the gripes about students pulling this same behavior. Most bloggers write commentary about an article and provide a brief quote or two and a link to the entire article out of respect for copyright. It's not considered okay to take a large chunk or whole piece of somebody's work, especially without permission.
I like the links. It's not my blog, so I can't say for sure. It seems in most cases the moderator puts up part of the article to get us interested and then a link if we want to read more. That's cool.
I apologize to Gladys if the posting of outside articles is a problem. 90% of them come from readers who think that CM readers might be interested in them. (Sometimes these are registered CM correspondents; I've been told they want to "clear" the repost with me, although that's probably not necessary. Use good judgment.)I almost always clip just a bit of text ("flava," as it is called), and then provide a link to the original source.I occasionally take it upon myself to post one that I think might be interesting or funny; I do this as a member of the page as well.Cal normally sends me a VidShizzle link he thinks might be interesting; some of these he edits from originals he finds on YouTube (although he's stopped that after a complaint in November), but most he just finds something sort of jubilant or comic that he thinks we'd enjoy. (I'd say the university lipdubs are the ones he sends the most.)I think we're all just trying to share material that we think will interest the group. If I'm wrong in how I do it, I do apologize.Leslie K
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