Monday, March 13, 2006

Redundant complaints

So I realize that all my complaints about academia aren't particularly original or interesting, but this blog is my space to complain if I want to! (Stomps foot!)

The question of the day:
If you are going to plagiarize why choose the first website that comes up when you google the topic? For example, you are writing a paper on the development of Muir Woods so you lift huge portions of your paper directly from the National Park Service website. Just to make it completely obvious, you include important information like the hours the park is open and where the parking lots are located.

4 comments:

trillwing said...

OMG. That cracks me up! Parking lots? Hours? Students in AgTown sound just precious. . .

jo(e) said...

See, at least when my students plagiarize, they are somewhat sophisticated about what they steal.

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Oh. My. God.

That is one of the funniest plagiarism stories ever.

Dharma said...

LOL!