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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #960 on: April 29, 2011, 11:28:00 AM »
These all freshmen?

I teach at a community college, I don't think terms like freshmen are relevant in that setting. Most of my prior experience was underclassmen at a university.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #961 on: April 29, 2011, 11:39:33 AM »
Ah, you're probably correct. When was the deadline set exactly? If a lot of them are older they may be working or something.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #962 on: April 29, 2011, 12:57:49 PM »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #963 on: April 29, 2011, 03:43:22 PM »
Feeling powerless and depressed. My first class's term paper deadline just passed. 1/3 didn't turn a paper in (it is worth 20% of their grade) and of those that did turn it in, 1/5 I'll probably have to take to task for plagiarism. These are my first cases in four semesters teaching.
I know exactly how you feel.  I had a bunch of plagiarizers in one class last year after having no plagiarism for years, and I always have students who just don't turn their work in - even though are often really bright, intelligent students.  It is depressing to see the waste of a quarter's time and money for a bright student - and plagiarism feels like a personal slap in the face to me.

But that's the way it goes, I guess.  I make my syllabus as clear as possible about plagiarism and deadlines, and tell my students at the beginning of the quarter that the syllabus is a contract both they and I are responsible for.  If they don't fulfill the requirements of the contract, it's sad, but it's their problem.  They may need to get burned in order to realize things need to change in their academic life.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #964 on: April 29, 2011, 10:33:14 PM »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #965 on: April 30, 2011, 07:23:45 AM »
Going to a movie, then watching a movie, then off to the Reds game tonight to get my 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto bobblehead and see one of my favorite pitchers play, Josh Johnson of the Florida Marlins.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #966 on: April 30, 2011, 08:51:01 AM »
Feeling powerless and depressed. My first class's term paper deadline just passed. 1/3 didn't turn a paper in (it is worth 20% of their grade) and of those that did turn it in, 1/5 I'll probably have to take to task for plagiarism. These are my first cases in four semesters teaching.
I know exactly how you feel.  I had a bunch of plagiarizers in one class last year after having no plagiarism for years, and I always have students who just don't turn their work in - even though are often really bright, intelligent students.  It is depressing to see the waste of a quarter's time and money for a bright student - and plagiarism feels like a personal slap in the face to me.

But that's the way it goes, I guess.  I make my syllabus as clear as possible about plagiarism and deadlines, and tell my students at the beginning of the quarter that the syllabus is a contract both they and I are responsible for.  If they don't fulfill the requirements of the contract, it's sad, but it's their problem.  They may need to get burned in order to realize things need to change in their academic life.

When I was teaching I never felt bad about punishing either cheaters or people who were late to submit work. I always felt those were the two things about academia closest to being in the labour force. When they leave and get a job neither will be tolerated so I felt like it was some of the best real world training I provided by imposing those penalties.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #967 on: April 30, 2011, 03:39:43 PM »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #968 on: May 01, 2011, 03:26:57 AM »
Very nice.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #969 on: May 01, 2011, 08:03:29 AM »
Last weekend I rode to the park in shorts in a t-shirt. This morning there's 2 inches of slow on the ground and it's blowing like stink. I really thought winter was over this time! :(