Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Topic: Plagiarism

10-Second Review: In concentrating on fighting student plagiarism, don’t forget to teach.

Title: “The Scarlet P: Plagiarism, Panopticism and the Rhetoric of academic Integrity.” Sean Zwagerman. College Composition and Communication (June 2008), 676-710. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary: We may be spending so much time worrying about catching cheaters that we are not teaching productively. “Unfortunately, we may have reached the point where the suppression of academic dishonesty is deemed more important than anything that might be sacrificed in the effort—including education.”

Comment: “Ouch!” RayS.

The purpose of this blog is to share interesting ideas I have found in recent American professional publications dealing with the teaching of English at all levels, elementary, secondary and college.

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