Last week I assigned the Indiana U plagiarism link/test to my students. It's not worth any points on its own, but they must complete it before I can take their final paper -- a 200 point paper worth two letter grades in the course.
This conversation happened Monday:
Me: Does anyone have a Completion Certificate for me?
Girl raises her hand.
Girl: You know, I went to your page and I read the about the assignment, but when I tried to click on the link it didn't work. Did you just want me to copy and paste that up at the top?
This girl, who is on the lower end of the grading anyway, couldn't muster up even the smallest effort to copy and paste the link into the address box of her browser to have access to a possible 200 point, 2 letter grade assignment. WTF. So for something this important I need to make a hyperlink for you, not trust you enough to highlight and right click on the damn thing? Fucking really?
Ugh. Good thing they have a few more class periods before it's officially due.