Plagiarism Alchemy and Remedy in Higher Education

ISBN-10: 0791470385

ISBN-13: 9780791470381

Edition: 2007

Authors: Bill Marsh
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Description: "Plagiarism takes an in-depth look at the history of plagiarism in higher education in light of today's Web-based plagiarism detection services. Challenging the widespread assumption that plagiarism is a simple matter of student cheating or scriptural error, Bill Marsh argues that today's teachers and educational institutions may be cheating themselves and their students in pursuing quick-fix solutions to the so-called epidemic of student plagiarism."--BOOK JACKET.

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 3/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction : understanding plagiarism
"A flurry of fascination" : the (anti)plagiarism cases of Stephen Ambrose and Doris Kearns Goodwin
Anatomy of a literary crime
A strange mix of contempt and sympathy
Temptations and their consequences
Of echoes, settlements, and surveillance machines
Conclusion : fascination revisited
The plagiarism debate : history and contexts
Plagiarism defined
Authorship, ownership, and writing
Plagiarism and "societal control"
Conclusion : writing conventions
Plagiarism in the early-twentieth-century "new university"
Learning to write in the "new university"
The "golden era" of plagiarism litigation
Plagiarism and the modern "research attitude"
Conclusion : plagiarism as error
Plagiarism and the alchemical tradition
Alchemy, divinity, and Christian remedy
Remedium and the birth of scholastic reading
Reading Montaigne reading
Conclusion : transmutation in the new university
How to avoid plagiarism
How to read writing handbooks
Discipline and credit
Quote, paraphrase, and summary
Conclusion : synthesis and alchemical transmutation
Plagiarism, research writing, and the spirit of inquiry
Assaying Montaigne in the modern essay
Good writing habits and the experience of inspired sermonizing
Plagiarism and the patchwriting ferment
Conclusion : preliminary recommendations for research writing instruction
Internet plagiarism and plagiarism detection
Computers, the Internet, and the plagiarism "epidemic'
Plagiarism detection software
Turnitin.com and the scriptural enterprise of plagiarism detection
Conclusion : Turnitin.com in the "managed" university
Conclusion : the ghost of plagiarism in the post-media machine
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