Friday, July 31, 2009

Note to students who want to cheat...

Dear cheaters,

If you want to plagiarize, please do so in accord with the following guidelines:
  • Don't use a website the professor provides for you in course materials.
  • Don't mix your own poor writing with the brilliant writing of professional philosophers.
  • Plagiarize EVERY paper from the same source so your writing style is consistent.
  • If you fail to do the above, plagiarize from someone who writes like you do.
  • Before you hand in your paper, google a distinctive sentence or two, if your sentence appears in the first few hits, start over.
your philosophy prof -- who wishes that you'd either not plagiarize or do so better so that I don't have to catch you and fail you for the course.

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