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Re: Re: Do my homework for me!

by vagnerr (Prior)
on Aug 30, 2002 at 11:29 UTC ( [id://194068] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Sigh, I wish the students I supervised at University had been as smart as that, it might even have been a challenge. Mine just copied off each other word for word. Not very smart considering the fact that I wrote a script that ran diff between each and every assignment from all 8 groups. Sorting by amount of difference accending, I caught about a dozen students that way. I was generaly able to work out who had copied from who, but the lecturer who was teaching the course (and my boss at the time) just instructed me to give both parties 0 and leave the rest to him. I took a very sick pleasure in doing so I have to admit ;) When I was studying we just wern't that careless :-)

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Re: Re: Re: Do my homework for me!
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Aug 30, 2002 at 14:18 UTC
    One time in high-school English class I wrote a pair of essays. One was the other exactly reversed, using sentences as the unit. The thesis statement of one was the introductary sentence for the "conclusion" paragraph in the other. It was challanging to make each paragraph topic sentence reverse with the concluding sentence.

    My friend turned in one, I the other. I got a whole letter grade higher than he did, even though (as it turns out) his was the "original" and mine the reverse. I think the teacher noticed one particularly quotable sentence was duplicated, but not that all of them were.

Re: Re: Re: Do my homework for me!
by RMGir (Prior) on Aug 30, 2002 at 11:55 UTC
    Hehe, vagnerr, that brings back fun memories.

    I corrected papers for several courses in University, but the funniest plagiarism case I ran into was when 2 students turned in the same assignment for a 68020 assembler class in different fonts.

    I wanted the prof to expel them for insulting our intelligence, but he was too nice a guy.

      LOL (++) to you RMGir that just takes the biscit. A couple of my students didn't even go that far, there's nothing like being able to put two printouts on top of each other and hold them up to the light revealing just one solution :)

      Saying that of course one of the guys on my year did take it one step further, by stealing another students assignment, photocopying it, and handing in the photocopy! complete with the original students name crossed out at the top :-}

      ---If it doesn't fit use a bigger hammer
      In high school I remember a student handing in a paper with the Encarta copyright printed on the bottom of the page.