Monday, March 8, 2010

Paper Mills

Two things in my inbox today that fit so well together, the links need to be noted here:
  • Reader HD found this on China Daily: Fake papers are rife at universities. It includes a number of statistics for China and notes that teachers often write papers in order to make a living wage. Imagine getting a paper handed in that you wrote yourself....
  • My Googlebot on Plagiarism keeps turning up articles at suite101.com. Yesterday's link was "The Danger of Online Essay Services" by Cynthia Jones-Shoeman. This is a rather strange site - they have a lot of great articles on proper studying, but the navigation soon sucks you into a vortex of advertising.
Students don't realize that one of the reasons they are in college is to learn to think, structure, and write. Many just want the degree to earn more money...

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