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A Conscientious, Competent Teacher Knows

The article, “Plagiarism-software earns middling grades,” published on USA Today’s website, explains that a German research firm found that plagiarism software and websites are only “‘partially useful’ at best” in detecting plagiarism and other types of academic dishonesty in student papers. Surprise, Surprise! I am thankful for this article because it points out two facts. First, students don’t need to be run through a strainer that catches the bad seeds; they need to be taught how to research and write, and that copying work is wrong. That is a teacher’s… Read more A Conscientious, Competent Teacher Knows