Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It sucks.

It sucks big time. 

"What sucks?" you may ask.

Simple.  You have students that you KNOW are plagiarizing.  You have students who can barely compose a comprehensible email (reads like it was written in their native language and put through Google Translate, including the email the paper was attached to), can't comprehend English, and turn in a paper that's an A.  You KNOW they didn't write it.  They aren't CAPABLE of writing it. 

But...prove it.  Prove it, or be called racist and fired. 

I'm not an ESL teacher.  And an ESL teacher is not going to be able to help a student turn something like that out without writing it for them.  Not in four weeks.

It sucks. 

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a no win... Isn't there a plagiarization website you can run checks from?

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    1. There are places you can order a fresh, written to spec, essay to hand in as your very own.

      And no way for websites to catch that.

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  2. At Western University here in London, ON, all essays are handed in with two formats. One hard copy is handed in to the professor, a second copy is sent in to a plagiarism check site and results are sent to the professor and to the university. GODS HELP YOU if anything matches...

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    1. I've done extensive checks through four different search engines. Nothing matches. And there's a company down here that quietly advertises essays written fresh to assignment guidelines...for a fee. Can't prove that.

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