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Paper Mill

Today’s comic originates from a real-life incident, but not one in my own classroom.  See how that frees me from ethical responsibility?  This is akin to saying I know how someone was murdered, but I was not directly involved. Students come up with bizarre explanations for cheating.  Professor Hobo’s stunned one-word reactions seemed the most fitting for anyone who’s ever ... Read More »

Wikipedia is not plagiarism

Having been a teacher for a number of years, it is always amazing the variety of excuses that students will come up with to defend cheating.  This is not based on an actual instance–those would be far too bizarre even for a bizarre comic strip.  However, it cuts to the core defense many like to fall back on now–something vaguely ... Read More »