Sunday, May 2, 2010
Surprisingly, I thought this research project was a really good idea in the first place and I wish we had more time to get more information and more interviews but it was still pretty fun. I definitely like the group collaboration as well. One interesting thing our group found was that most of the people interviewed have not plagiarized. Most of the plagiarism that was committed seemed more accidental than deliberate in the surveys such as citing things incorrectly. I liked how most of the people interviewed viewed plagiarism as a stupid thing to do, they didn't go into how complicated plagiarism is such as in Blum's book. Students interviewed at Notre Dame went into detailed accounts of different levels of plagiarism whileas at SFSU students just said, " Don't plagiarize, it's stupid." Another interesting thing about SFSU is that students are very academic oriented. I like how SFSU students know that academics should be their priority and they're not taking it lightly.