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Time Spent Grading Student Essays

February 4, 2009

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3 Comments
  1. Shawn permalink
    February 4, 2009 4:05 pm

    I feel your pain. The most frustrating aspect of grading was the easiest papers to read were usually the most engaging and well written. So when I wanted to spend more time with feedback and comments on those papers (since they put so much work into them), I was often forced to spend more time trying to understand the poorly written ones. A friend once found a plagiarized paper. The student admitted to buying the paper ($100) only then to find out from the teacher that the teacher found the paper free on-line. The agency that sold the paper the student plagiarized from had itself plagiarized the paper.

  2. February 4, 2009 5:03 pm

    It’s sad, but I don’t think the majority of people understand what type of scum plagiarists are – so they don’t even know to be ashamed when they get called on the carpet for it. I cry.

    I’ll have to blog on the time a congregant accused me of plagiarism – she just thought it would hurt, she had no idea just how horrific an accusation like that is.

  3. February 5, 2009 3:24 am

    I once graded a paper that lifted whole paragraphs . . . but since the student put a single footnote at the end of each of these paragraphs, they didn’t think it was plagiarism . . .

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