Thursday, May 10, 2007

just sayin'

Cutting and pasting a chunk of text and changing the word "criminals" to "crime makers" does NOT count as "summarizing the text in your own words."

[Hat tip to my school chum Peter for telling me this about his student. Unfortunately, his student was also my student, last semester, so of course now I feel like crap. Not really. Just for a second. Then I remembered: I did not teach him to do that! In fact, I specifically lectured on how that was not an example of summarizing. Oh well. What are you gonna do.]