Monday, April 17, 2006

I Hate Cheating

There is nothing worse in teaching than getting a paper from a student who has been a good student all semester and seeing that it is obviously plagarized. What's worse is that she clearly plagarized from several different places, so it makes me wonder if she actually thought what she was doing was OK.

I hate cheating and I know there have been several times when students have cheated and I couldn't catch them. I really wanted to be wrong about this. I guess I shouldn't care about the personal aspect of this and just give her a 0 without a thought. But I actually like my students and want them to do well.