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"I am the ghost of plagiarism. . ." Short Norwegian film addressing academic plagiarism via Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" (1843).
posted by flotson (16 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
...Rincewind?
posted by The Whelk at 7:18 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is amazing. I'm sharing it with my fellow freshman comp instructors. Thanks!
posted by apricot at 7:24 PM on September 5, 2011


Cute, although it took me a while to remember that there is a CC option.
posted by oddman at 7:25 PM on September 5, 2011


Wait, did they omit the cites for 24 and CSI? *tsk tsk*
posted by lesli212 at 7:30 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


For what it's worth, the Plagiarism Ghost is the assistant director of the library of the University of Bergen.
posted by taursir at 7:34 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


The university has a secret weapon...

knowing that wikipedia exists.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:40 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks for this. I'm finishing up my lecture for my first course (of five) of the semester (a new one I was assigned to teach four days ago...joy) and am seriously considering showing this once in each class. In any case, it made this panicky evening a bit lighter.
posted by ilana at 9:30 PM on September 5, 2011


Whoops. REMEMBER TO TURN ON CAPTIONING VIA [CC] ICON AT BOTTOM OF FRAME!
posted by flotson at 10:56 PM on September 5, 2011


The video cites Dirty Harry, but not CSI*.
posted by migurski at 11:53 PM on September 5, 2011


My partner (a professor) recently had an online student get caught for plagiarism. The next paper she half-assedly cited echeat.com, and freely cut and paste (without quotations) more than 75 percent of her paper.
posted by RedEmma at 6:29 AM on September 6, 2011


My partner (a professor) recently had an online student get caught for plagiarism. The next paper she half-assedly cited echeat.com, and freely cut and paste (without quotations) more than 75 percent of her paper.

I once had a student who, in addition to lifting material from an amazon.com review, plagiarized from one of my own articles. I didn't know whether to give her an F or an A for chutzpah.
posted by williampratt at 6:56 AM on September 6, 2011 [6 favorites]


F+
posted by griphus at 7:03 AM on September 6, 2011


Williampratt-

Last year I had the same thing happen only THE ENTIRE PAPER, word for word, was mine. The only thing the student did was remove my name (and other publication info) and add in his own. He tried to pass off the "mistake" as a "misunderstanding" of the real assignment (ie HIS OWN WORK). Some times there's not enough facepalm in the world.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:00 PM on September 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Misunderstanding". "Only a citation error". "Minor error in footnoting".

I am on sabbatical this year, and am wallowing delightedly in both the library (Robarts! Hurray!) and in the thought of NOT HEARING THIS BULLSHIT ALL YEAR.

Honestly, I'm thinking of buying a couple of big mofoin' pit bulls and training them to attack plagiarists on sight.
posted by jrochest at 7:55 PM on September 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll throw a couple of bucks to that project if promise to breed them and give me plagiarist hating puppies.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:04 PM on September 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


HAHA-from-Norway

Hanalogue was such an hawsome halbum.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 8:20 PM on September 6, 2011


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