Friday, 19 November 2010

A plagiarist speaks

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Shadow-Scholar/125329

3 comments:

  1. 20-40 pages a day? 75 page papers in two days? I find that a little hard to believe! A sprinkle of salt on some of the hyperbole here, methinks :-)

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  2. Ten words per page, maybe?!

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  3. Right, I've got a great idea: develop a computer program that churns out papers. Then you could easily do 40 pages a day...! And accidental typos are not hard to do.

    You just need a skeleton structure, a few phrases with gaps to be filled in, and then you'll be better than many students that author wrote about.

    And then the next step is to write another program to assess those very same essays, and we're sorted.

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