Wednesday, March 12, 2008

a refresher on why plagiarism is bad

Posted in the Ed2010 daily newsletter, this article on Slate reminded me of a girl I once worked with. Fresh out of school, she asked me one time, "Why does it matter?" when I pointed out that her copy was nearly an exact duplicate of an article from another magazine, which she had submitted as fact-checking material for her piece. Jack Shafer gives eight reasons why.

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