Comments on: A wicked cheat http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:29:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Creative destruction is still destruction. « More or Less Bunk http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-889220 Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:02:12 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-889220 [...] Here’s the same dynamic as it plays out in higher education. Or maybe you’d prefer here. I’ve got a practically limitless amount of evidence here because the American example of technology in higher education is to use it to use it not to improve education but to juice total revenue, which inevitably means decreasing labor costs rather than making tuition cheaper. [...]

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By: Not so lazy academics. « More or Less Bunk http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-753161 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 21:36:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-753161 [...] I think I’ll call this the Historiann argument: I feel your pain Dan, but I think you are missing the bigger issue. You have 520 students [...]

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By: Teaching Carnival 4.4 - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-747701 Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:58:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-747701 [...] on the wicked cheat of the business classes at the University of Central [...]

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By: How to make yourself obsolete. « More or Less Bunk http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-746770 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:58:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-746770 [...] links to another post on the same subject that summarizes the situation well along the lines that Historiann did originally: [T]he more this situation unfolds, the more unhealthy it makes the whole educational environment [...]

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By: FrauTech http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-743079 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:53:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-743079 I agree with the sentiments against the professor on this thread. Most of my favorite professors have been ones who write the exams and homework themselves. Being a friendless loner, I hate classes where the homework (worth anywhere from 10-20% of the grade) comes straight from the textbook and the prof will say straight zhe “doesn’t care” whether students use the solutions manual or not. Well that’s unfair to people like me who don’t drop halfway through to turn my B into an A or don’t know tons of people who’ve taken it already.

Also, in the age if the interwebs I typically go on to the class site the semester before I’m going to take it and download all the exam and homework solutions I can. I use these past exams as study guides and they are tremendously helpful. I don’t see it as cheating if the professor posts it on there. I’ve had other professors who write all their own material, don’t let us keep exams, and don’t post the exam solutions or the exams online for the sake of non-cheatery. As a student I’m not fond of not being able to see the solutions of a midterm before a final, but at least it’s a way the professors are getting clever.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-742442 Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:36:55 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-742442 Maybe so. I’ve found cheating on in-class exams to be a problem too.

I suppose the reality is that people who are determined to cheat will cheat, and there’s not much we can do about it. But, from the results I’m getting from my students overall, I’d say that they’ve wasted their money for the grades some of them are getting.

(And because I’m familiar with their writing b/c of weekly writing assignments, I’ve never had the experience of getting a brilliant paper from a previously marginal writer. The good students tend to write the stronger essays, and the not-so-strong students tend to submit the not-so-strong essays.)

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By: ss4bc http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-742440 Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:30:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-742440 “I disagree. If one writes very specific questions requiring students to address a particular combination of primary and secondary sources, AND if one uses a plagiarism detection software, then it’s more work to cheat than it is to do the paper or exam honestly.”

As the latest issue of the Chronicle of Education demonstrates, this is the perfect scenario for custom essays. And students use them. In class writing assessments are a must, otherwise you may only be grading the paper of a custom essay writing company. And they can write to however you specify your assignment.

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By: Non-stinky Linkies « Grumpy rumblings of the untenured http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-742379 Sat, 20 Nov 2010 08:56:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-742379 [...] Using test bank questions is lazy and short-changes students?    My stats book has some clever and thought-provoking suggested exam questions, and I USE [...]

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By: Tenured heads in the sand? « More or Less Bunk http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-741862 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:22:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-741862 [...] has been writing about that cheating scandal at the University of Central Florida in a 600 person class. With no intention [...]

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By: Thursday round-up: beating dead horses edition : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/17/a-wicked-cheat/comment-page-1/#comment-741818 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:13:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13226#comment-741818 [...] random thoughts inspired by yesterday’s conversation about Cheatergate at UCF yesterday and other trivial [...]

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