NYT: Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age
I teach 7/8th grade English/literature, social studies/history, and science during the day (my prof. job is my second job). I teach both MLA and APA to my junior high students and reinforce the fact that different professors or schools may have different requirements regarding citations and it is the student's responsibility to find out what those preferences are and adapt accordingly. I do allow Internet sources (many educational journals are published online), but they must be cited properly. It is both fair to the original writer and the student conducting research to appropriately cite sources. I have had adult students submit entire theses and only added their own name, then were incensed because I reported them for academic dishonesty--the excuse...the assignment said to do research and this was my research. Some students, at any level, are too lazy, dishonest, and stupid to apply critical thought.
Answer by Youngwifey2 at 6:49 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 12:16 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Citations? How can u xpect them when da yungstaz rite like dis?
Answer by thundernlight at 12:23 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 12:17 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 3:30 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:00 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Primary sources is what they expected.
Primary sources are on the internet. Here are the standards for you. Students who don't know how to do net research are at a severe disadvantage in school.
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:09 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 7:06 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
"Copy and paste" generation! LOL
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:43 PM on Aug. 2, 2010