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The Resource My word! : plagiarism and college culture, Susan D. Blum

My word! : plagiarism and college culture, Susan D. Blum

Label
My word! : plagiarism and college culture
Title
My word!
Title remainder
plagiarism and college culture
Statement of responsibility
Susan D. Blum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" "Classroom Cheats Turn to Computers." "Student Essays on Internet Offer Challenge to Teachers." "Faking the Grade." Headlines such as these have been blaring the alarming news of an epidemic of plagiarism and cheating in American colleges: more than 75percent of students admit to having cheated; 68 percent admit to cutting and pasting material from the Internet without citation. Professors are reminded almost daily that many of today's college students operate under an entirely new set of assumptions about originality and ethics. Practices that even a decade ago would have been regarded almost universally as academically dishonest are now commonplace. Is this development an indication of dramatic shifts in education and the larger culture? In a book that dismisses hand-wringing in favor of a rich account of how students actually think and act, Susan D. Blum discovers two cultures that exist, often uneasily, side by side in the classroom. Relying extensively on interviews conducted by students with students, My Word! presents the voices of today's young adults as they muse about their daily activities, their challenges, and the meanings of their college lives. Outcomes-based secondary education, the steeply rising cost of college tuition, and an economic climate in which higher education is valued for its effect on future earnings above all else: These factors each have a role to play in explaining why students might pursue good grades by any means necessary. These incentives have arisen in the same era as easily accessible ways to cheat electronically and with almost intolerable pressures that result in many students being diagnosed as clinically depressed during their transition from childhood to adulthood." -- Book jacket
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332811
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
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Blum, Susan Debra
Dewey number
808
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Plagiarism
  • Cheating (Education)
  • College students
Target audience
adult
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plagiarism and college culture
Label
My word! : plagiarism and college culture, Susan D. Blum
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0827/2008038074.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
750242
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780801447631
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008038074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801447631
  • (OCoLC)244660711
Label
My word! : plagiarism and college culture, Susan D. Blum
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0827/2008038074.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
750242
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780801447631
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008038074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801447631
  • (OCoLC)244660711

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