Saturday, July 29, 2006

Plagiarism pays

This confirms my worst fears about the plagiarism epidemic. It's drearily predictable that the person whose conscience is entirely clear as she makes up to £1000 a week writing essays for students to pass off as their own is a lawyer by trade.
Bring back exams! Actually, that is happening, at several HEIs of my acquaintance. It seems to be the only way.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think exams are the answer. Personally I'm rubbish at exams because I get very nervous and can't remember anything. But left alone to write an essay, I do really well.

Rob Spence said...

Maybe not traditional exams, but carefully planned opportunities to respond to questions under time constraints.

Anonymous said...

That sounds suspiciously similar to me......