Monday, August 23, 2004

Education in the News!

If you're going to teach, read this NY Times article on student plagiarism and the burgeoning online sale of prewritten papers, complete with such signs of authenticity as run-on sentences, pretentious and incorrect usage, naive literary judgments, and a level of sloppiness that increases towards the paper's end, "mimicking the writing patterns of a tired and confused freshman. Maybe this is the point." Jeepers, who knew? Have fun disinguishing such purchased guff from the maunderings of honest students.

Also from the NYT: Article on the boom in blogging as a classroom teaching tool! Blog on.