You can’t make this sort of thing up

True story from a faculty meeting today: A biology prof gave an assignment in a class at the beginning of last semester on the subject of proper academic conduct in a college class. The assignment was to research the definition of “plagiarism” and write about how it applies to the biology class. 

When the prof got the assignments back, guess what he discovered? That’s right: One of the students had plagiarized his plagiarism assignment.

As some great mind once said, there’s a fine line between stupid and clever. 


Filed under Academic honesty, Life in academia, Teaching

3 responses to “You can’t make this sort of thing up

  1. rightwingprof

    So would that be recursive plagiarism?

  2. So did the student get an A for clever or an F for stupid?

  3. I just ran across this comment which reminded me of this post.