I couldn't agree more. If we create courses in which students NEED to
write, they won't want to plagiarize (and if some still want to do so,
it's their choice and they have to face the music).
Doug Brent wrote:
> This, by the way, is the best way to counter plagiarism: give students
> projects in which the writing is so embedded in process that (a) they
> won't be motivated to plagiarize, (b) it will be very difficult to
> plagiarize, and (c) if they do plagiarize they'll piss off their
> classmates more than they'll piss off the teacher.
> Plagiarism is usually a sign of disengagement: if the product is
> meaningless, why not buy one instead of building it from scratch? Maybe
> that's the catch line for the Herald: "U of C prof suggests making
> students care about their work."
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