Tuesday, September 2, 2008

plagiarism and plagiarists

If it's the time of the semester when you're talking to your students about plagiarism, you might want to direct them to an interesting website--http://www.famousplagiarists.com.   There's even a "Plagiary's Hall of Shame" page. 

While you may disagree with who's on it, the greater point is that allegations of (and proven) plagiarism can attach to a person and persist for the rest of a career.

Current VP nominee Joseph Biden is even used as an example on "The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing" page on plagiarism. (This is a great online companion site to Michael Harvey's book of the same name.)



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