So, I got an email from the student that plagiarized her paper. She whined, "I revised and added to a paper I wrote for a criminal justice class for a community college--I don't understand why you won't accept it."
First of all, it's ironic that that paper was for a criminal justice class, since the whole thing was lifted from an online paper mill. Second, my course policy statement clearly states that plagiarized papers will cause the student to fail the class. Third, I don't accept papers written for other classes--not for the class's papers, though I'm willing to compromise for the blog posts.
Last, she needs to learn something from this.
My final word?
4 minutes ago