[lit-ideas] Re: lit-ideas The Shadow Scholar

  • From: carol kirschenbaum <carolkir@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:46:07 -0800

I particularly appreciated the part about writing papers by setting up
sections and writing sentences that fill in the gobbledegooky blanks. In my
experience as an essayist-for-hire, these techniques work quite adequately
in every field. My favorite assignment was an PhD thesis on neuroscience,
ostensibly by an established physician who spoke (and wrote) English as a
very foreign language. Next favorite: an online course and paper on ethics
in criminology.

Folks in academia, believe what the writer says here.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> --- On Tue, 16/11/10, John Wager <jwager@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I must say that in my experience mostly with introductory
> > level students, anybody who I have actually observed and
> > "caught" cheating has never made it through the whole class
> > to get a grade; they give up before the end.  So I
> > usually tell students that if I see them cheat and do NOT
> > call them on it, it's because I expect that they won't make
> > it through the class anyway.
> Even as a practiced cheater, I struggle to imagine how - unlike made-up
> quotns and events in history or literature - you can easily cheat in
> philosophy, especially in multiple choice; though I recall Woody Allen
> saying he did it in his metaphysics exam by looking into the soul of the
> person next to him.
> Donal
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