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  •  Back when I was still teaching, (5+ / 0-)

    most of us in the English Department used Turnitin.com to review student writing for instances of plagiarism. There are also other sites now that perform the same service -- I wonder whether anyone has thought to submit Rand Paul's works to such websites?

    Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

    by Miniaussiefan on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 05:04:18 PM PST

    •  from I what I seen . . (3+ / 0-)
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      micsimov, Miniaussiefan, mmacdDE

      plagiarism usually isn't a one-time crime.

      It usually is a serial offense. The plagiarizer realizes after the first time they try it and don't get caught, it becomes intellectually easier for them to make excuses.  This when the any cases is uncovered, the wheels really come off the wagon.

      A good example from Toronto, Chris Spence the head of the Toronto School Board.

      When a Toronto Star column was found to be plagiarized, he apologized. Later he resigned when other cases were brought forward.  1

      1 - from wikipedia

      •  Oh, yes - I agree. (3+ / 0-)

        And all this reminds me VERY much of what a high school administrator where our son teaches did. The guy had the responsibility of reviewing and approving books on the English teachers' reading lists. When our son included A Separate Peace, the admin rejected it and included a statement purportedly written by himself -- but he had actually plagiarized from a review of the book.

        The giveaway was that he referred to someone he thought was a character in the book, who instead was actually the reviewer, clearly demonstrating not only that he plagiarized but that he hadn't even read the book that he "disapproved of."

        We figured that this was not the first time this guy had plagiarized something -- he probably got all the way through university doing it.

        Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

        by Miniaussiefan on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 12:22:58 PM PST

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