Iâ€™ve gotten three plagiarized papers from the same student now. He was careful to tell me that this third one wasnâ€™t plagiarized. It was. And it was easy to tell. From a student who has had trouble putting together a coherent paragraph I received an eight page paper for a simple five-paragraph assignment. Clearly plagiarized. And easy to find. Though I did find a site which also plagiarized the plagiarism that my student plagiarized.
And another student turned in plagiarized work. It was a single paragraph that set me off. It wasnâ€™t like the rest of the paper and, sure enough, it was plagiarized. 0. Easy to grade, once I get to that paragraph.
I hate plagiarism.