Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Just Curious

How hard do I get to kick a kid whose first creative writing assignment is handed in today

A) in the wrong language
a) in a class for English credit, and

B) fully plagiarized
b) in one of those totally obvious, pop-rock lyric kinda ways.

I mean, will I have to wait to get a purple belt or something?


Ancrene Wiseass said...

No waiting! Ass-kicking should commence right away!

Bardiac said...

Easier to do early than late!

The longer the student is in the class, the more s/he feels s/he's invested, and the more doggedly s/he is likely to hold on.

I'd tend to use my school's plagiarism policy; I'd bring out the plagiarism stuff when I talk to the student, and go from there.

Good luck!

Anniina said...

I'd go for the full Karate Kid crane move, today!

HeoCwaeth said...

Thanks, I actually showed the stuff to my supervisor, who asked that I bring the student in to speak with her. So, we conferenced together, and because it was one out of about 20 planned assignments, and the kid is EEOC, we decided to let him try again for half credit...once. I may however, be posting translated lyrics in the near future to see if he tried to get around me that way.