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Is The Term Paper Dead?

ChilyMack Horses and water (444 comments)

Doing away with the term paper is not the answer to plagiarism. The fact is, someone who will turn in work that is not their own is determined not to learn. Test them another way, and they'll still find a way around it. No one can be educated against their will. They can be indoctrinated, but only at the price of creative thought.

Plagiarism is a symptom, not the problem. Tell me how you'll teach students to care, and it won't matter if it's a paper, a test, or a painting they produce; they're the people who will change things in the real world, someday. They'll do what they are inspired to do because someone taught them to think for themselves, and nobody persuaded them otherwise.

more than 7 years ago



ChilyMack ChilyMack writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ChilyMack writes "Perhaps you never thought you'd see the Lord of the Rings theme songs orchestrated for painstakingly-tuned beer bottles and kegs. Maybe you saw it coming. In any case, here it is, in all its... well, we'll go with glory."

ChilyMack ChilyMack writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ChilyMack writes "In the past year, usage of Apple's Safari web browser has increased 45% to represent 4.03% of the market. The article notes that "the continued Safari usage increase can be used as a metric to track the increase in the number of Mac users." New numbers for Firefox and Internet Explorer are also given: with a 52.7% year-over-year gain, Firefox now represents 13.5% of the market, while Internet Explorer market share has dropped to 80.65%, a 6.32% fall. Safari's gain, Firefox's gain and Internet Explorer's loss all represented an increased rate of change over the year-ago numbers."


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