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Re: S/O PD Student Darwinism
« Reply #1200 on: April 12, 2014, 12:32:16 AM »
In one of my classes, we have to write weekly "blog entries".  We're given the topic a week out, then have to research it, write a 350-400 word summary and post it to an open thread on the class website.  Everyone can see everyone's.

I don't like giving up my weekend to these things, so I make a big effort to get them done in the first couple of days.  Mine is almost always the first post.

Almost every week, SOMEONE blatantly plagerises my post.  They rarely steal the actual words, but the way the topic is handled, the references used, the way the information is set's really obvious.  And this is on a website where EVERYONE IN THE CLASS CAN SEE!

I don't really care; the posts are time-stamped, so it's plain who did the original research and who's cribbing.  I assume the tutor is taking care of it.  But way to be unsubtle...

I'd get it done but not publish it until the people who are plagiarizing either have no time left to plagiarize you or use your work.  It would be annoying on your part, but it would hurt the people plagiarizing if they just sit and wait for you to do their work for them.

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Re: S/O PD Student Darwinism
« Reply #1201 on: April 12, 2014, 12:43:49 PM »
'Twas the last week of the semester, and all through the class, some students wondered if they would pass.

Yep, it's that time of the semester again. All of the sudden, people are trying to access class notes, weekly assigned readings and their previous test scores. Mind you, these are people that completely skipped a few weeks of the class. Didn't read the online post, attend class or read the weekly assigned journal readings (20-30 pages per week).

My brilliant professor locks the module once it is past, so these students are not in good shape for the completely written exam in two weeks.

OTOH, I had a complete panic attack in class yesterday, when I saw I had missed the last required reading review deadline. Then realized there is another one due next week.
Guess what I am doing this weekend?

I'm happy to not be a SD candidate again. I have 6 classes, 62 actual class sessions and 15 exams this semester. I haven't missed any.