A student writes in the SUNY Binghamton newspaper:
WHY GO TO CLASS WHEN THE NOTES ARE ON WIKI?
Academics, you would think, are totally above copying and pasting information from a lowly source such as Wikipedia. However, when I was reviewing a professor’s PowerPoint last week prior to a quiz, I came across something shocking.
It seems that there aren’t as many checks on our educators as we would like.
I briefly thought that my professor had made a mistake, so I consulted Wikipedia to double-check the information. Lo and behold, the text on the PowerPoint slides was identical to the Wikipedia page. I was absolutely dumbfounded. How could someone who took 20 minutes during the first class to warn us of the ramifications of plagiarism actually plagiarize herself?…
It’s such a smooth transaction, and neither student nor teacher needs to move a muscle or learn anything.
The class is entirely composed of text transfer.
She transfers it to a slide; you transfer it from the slide to a paper or an exam. Then she gives you an A.