Re[2]: Grading, Plagiarism, Webbed Writing and ...

Michael Hamende (HamendeM@CTS.DB.ERAU.EDU)
Mon, 5 Aug 1996 16:53:45 EST

Ken said:

"One question, will you reward me with a Ph.D. in rhetoric if I write
a dissertation that is merely a set of links to a large number of
theorists? Probably not because there is no original thinking
involved. So should where is that student's original thinking or at
least the promotion of such.

Kenneth R Wright"

Whoa now. We're talking about a grade on a quiz in an undergraduate
class, not a PhD DEGREE. And the goal of the quiz was to apply what
the students have learned about links. To demonstrate they know how
to code to make links work. Not to establish new thought in a
discipline. (Not to mention that some get PhD's for far less than
original thought.) The student demonstrated what he was asked to do.
The teacher left him a loop and he jumped through it. In an original

Mike Hamende