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  • UMM | Computing Services | Policies | Plagiarism, from

  • Plagiarism, from
    -UMM Policies and Documents Related to Plagiarism Student Conduct Code
    "1. Scholastic Dishonesty: submission of false records of academic achievement; cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing; altering, forging, or misusing a University academic record; taking, acquiring, or using test materials without faculty permission; acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain dishonestly grades, honors, awards, or professional endorsement. [...]...




  • Cultures in Contrast, 2nd Edition Student Life at U.S. Colleges and Universities 2nd Edition Myra Shulman, from

  • Vocabulary (pp. 145-146)
    plagiarizing, tempting, bibliography, violations, probation, severe, expelled
    principle, treated, citation


  • Books: An F for Originality By James Poniewozik Sunday, Apr. 30, 2006

  • Student’s Novel Faces Plagiarism Controversy- Book by Kaavya Viswanathan ’08 contains similarities to earlier author’s works, By David Zhou, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER Published: Sunday, April 23, 2006 from
    "A recently-published novel by Harvard undergraduate Kaavya Viswanathan ’08, "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life," contains several passages that are strikingly similar to two books by Megan F. McCafferty—the 2001 novel “Sloppy Firsts” and the 2003 novel "Second Helpings." ...
    Harvard Novelist Says Copying Was Unintentional - New York Times Apr 25, 2006
    "... Questions have arisen about Kaavya Viswanathan's first novel. ... had seemingly plagiarized language from two novels by Megan McCafferty, ...
    "..Calling herself a "huge fan" of Ms. McCafferty's work, Ms. Viswanathan added, "I wasn't aware of how much I may have internalized Ms. McCafferty's words." She also apologized to Ms. McCafferty and said that future printings of the novel would be revised to "eliminate any inappropriate similarities." ..
    Plagiarist Kaavya, Esq?

  • An Education in the Dangers of Online Research,By Susan Kinzie Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, August 10, 2008 by

  • "It hit Mark Gruntz all at once, while he was sitting flat-broke in an airport in Greece: He had lost credit for three summer courses, wasted $11,474 in student loans and gotten kicked off a boat. All because he hadn't cited Wikipedia enough in a paper about a movie.
    Last week, he and another college student, Allison Routman, were expelled from the Semester at Sea program for violating the University of Virginia's honor code. The expulsions raised questions for some students about whether the school's more than 150-year-old tradition is too harsh -- and for others, whether students have a different understanding of plagiarism and research now that online resources make it easy to find information. ..

  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Plagiarism Buster! By Gillian Silverman, Assistant Professor of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York,

  • ".. The thing my students don’t seem to realize, however, is that as easily as they can steal language from the Web, I can bust them for it. All it takes is an advanced search on Plug in any piece of questionable student writing and up pops the very paper from which the phrase originates. I've discovered papers plagiarized from collaborative high-school projects and from essay services like .....
    My personal favorite involved a paper cribbed from an reader's report for the Cliffs Notes of Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener." ....
    This past semester, I discovered eight cases of plagiarism from the Internet, a new record. The confrontations that followed often verged on the comical. One student swore up and down that she had not cheated, and when I pointed to the proof on the computer screen, she looked genuinely perplexed and asked how her essay got there. "That's what I want to know," I told her. "Yeah," she said as if empathizing with my plight, "me too." Another student spent 10 minutes insisting that her brother wrote her paper for her and therefore it was he who was guilty of plagiarism. ...
    it is largely my students' overtaxed lives that leave them so vulnerable to the temptations of cheating .

    "Plagiarism is the purloining-("To steal, often in a violation of trust" of ideas or language from another source"-(Cultures in Contrast-Shulman pp. 152)


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    A Quick Guide To Plagiarism


  • campus: Cheaters punished Stephen Thomson, Staff Writer 9, vol 112 -- October 28, 2002

  • "Forty-four SFU students who committed plagiarism are now receiving punishment almost one year after being caught.
    Students from a business and economics class held last fall have been suspended for up to four semesters on the recommendation of the University Board on Student Discipline. Currently, five students are appealing the decision to the senate committee on disciplinary appeals.
    This began last year when the SFU economics department received a warning to keep their eyes open for similar-looking projects for a BUEC 333 course. The tip came from a faculty member at the University College of the Fraser Valley who became concerned when he discovered versions of the completed project on an employee's computer.
    After a large number of suspiciously similar projects were submitted for grading, an intensive investigation began that involved 47 students, one of whom has since been exonerated. ...


  • 20 students accused in college-exam scandal in NY, Created: 11/22/2011 5:30 PM

  • "GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) - At least 20 current or former high school students from an affluent New York suburb of high achievers have been charged in a widening college entrance exam cheating scandal that has raised questions not only about test security but about the pressures to score well.
    Thirteen students from the Great Neck area, a cluster of Long Island communities with top-ranked schools that send virtually all their graduates to college, were implicated in the latest round of charges, filed Tuesday. Seven others were arrested in September.
    Prosecutors said 15 high school students hired five other people for anywhere from $500 to $3,600 each to take the SAT or ACT for them. The impostors - all of them college students who attended Great Neck-area public and private high schools - fooled test administrators by showing up for the exams with phony ID.
    "Honest, hardworking students are taking a back seat to the cheaters," Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. "This is a system begging for security enhancements."
    Prosecutors actually suspect 40 students were involved in the cheating, but the two-year statute of limitation had expired for the others, Rice said.
    All the defendants but three, who were awaiting arraignment, pleaded not guilty.
    The scandal prompted New York state lawmakers to convene a hearing on test security, and a firm run by former FBI Director Louis Freeh was retained by exam administrators to review procedures.
    Prosecutors and others questioned the effectiveness of test security when it was revealed in September that a young man arrested in the scheme allegedly took the exam for a teenage girl.
    The students who hired ringers registered to take the exam at different high schools from the ones they attended, so that their teachers would not realize what was going on.
    Among the new defendants, those accused of taking the test for money were Joshua Chefec, 20; Adam Justin, 19; Michael Pomerantz, 18; and George Trane, 19. Justin attends Indiana University; Chefec goes to Tulane University; and Trane is at Stony Brook University. Prosecutors did not immediately know where Pomerantz is a student.
    Chefec, Justin and Trane surrendered Tuesday and were charged with scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and criminal impersonation. They each face up to four years in prison if convicted. Pomerantz is expected to turn himself in next week.
    The students accused of hiring others to take the exam are not being identified because they are being prosecuted as juveniles. They were charged with misdemeanors.
    Prosecutors did not say where any of them may be attending college. And because of privacy reasons, they said they cannot even notify the colleges of the cheating allegations.
    Brian Griffin, an attorney for two of the defendants, including Chefec, said that they are not guilty but that the allegations should be handled by the schools, not by the district attorney.
    "You're talking about students cheating on tests," Griffin said. "You're not talking about violent crime. You're not talking about drugs. No one condones, but it does not belong in the criminal justice system."
    The scheme began to unravel after Great Neck North High School faculty members looked into rumors that students had paid someone to take the SAT for them, Rice said. Administrators then identified six students who had big discrepancies between their academic records and their SAT scores.
    The allegations did not surprise many of those shopping and running errands in Great Neck on Tuesday afternoon.
    "I'm not surprised," said Robin Tobin-Hess. "I think there's too much emphasis by the colleges on the SATs. Kids are under a lot of pressure to do well and in affluent areas, they're going to do what they can to do it."
    Shawn Eshaghian, a social worker, argued that cheating is not limited to Great Neck, but conceded it is probably easier to accomplish here.
    "A lot of people that have money are in this community," he said, "and I'm sure the $2,500, as much as it was big money, especially for a kid, I'm sure their parents give them whatever they want anyway."
    --- Associated Press writer Karen Matthews in New York contributed to this report.
    (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)"





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  • Colorado: Candidate Pays for Plagiarism By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 6, 2010

  • "Scott McInnis, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, has reached a settlement to repay the Hasan Family Foundation over accusations that he gave the group a plagiarized report on water rights as part of a $300,000 fellowship. Mr. McInnis offered to repay the foundation after it said it wanted its money back, noting that he had admitted some of the work was not his own. Mr. McInnis said a longtime friend and water expert, Rolly Fischer, had given him essays written by a Colorado Supreme Court justice without providing attribution. Mr. Fischer has said Mr. McInnis is lying, and he refused to sign a letter accepting responsibility. "


  • Copyright Act of 1976 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "Subject matter of copyright
    Under section 102 of the Act, copyright protection extends to "original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device." The Act defines "works of authorship" as any of the following:...




    *see Issues: Adultery, Cheating, Divorce, etc..



  • ESPNEWS Anchor Will Selva Plucks Column for Lead to Highlights By Milton Kent Writer/Columnist | Follow on Twitter: @MKFanHouse

  • "In his lead-in to narration of the highlights to Tuesday's San Antonio-Los Angeles game, ESPNEWS anchor Will Selva advised Lakers fans not to worry about the team's loss to Miami in the much ballyhooed Christmas Day meeting with Miami. Instead, they'd be better served, Selva said, being concerned with the Spurs.
    It was an interesting thought. Too bad someone else had already expressed it.
    Nearly word for word, Selva used the lead of a column written by Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register to advance the game. Think not? Here are the first three sentences of Ding's piece:

    Christmas isn't over yet, Lakers fans. The big game, it turns out, will be the game after the supposed Game of the Year. In San Antonio on Tuesday night, the Lakers will be out to give themselves and their fans the much-needed gift of hope.

    Here's a transcript of Selva's lead to the highlights:
    Christmas isn't over yet, Lakers fans. The big game, it turns out, is the game after the supposed Game of the Year. In San Antonio on Tuesday night, the Lakers were out to give themselves and their fans the much needed gift of hope.

    Save for a couple of verb tenses, Selva's lead sounds identical to what Ding wrote. And Ding thought so, too. In a blog post, Ding noted the sensation of returning to his hotel room after the game and hearing what he had written coming through the TV, without receiving credit for having written it.
    "Honestly, it wasn't my best lead, come to think of it. Sorry about that, Will. Unbelievable," wrote Ding.
    We're awaiting comment from ESPN .
    Oddly enough, the half-hour ended with a segment called, "No, He Didn't."
    We couldn't make that up. "


    Back to School From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..As a student, Thornton prefers partying to studying. He hires a team of professionals to complete his assignments for him, including author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., whose essay on one of his own books gets him a failing grade from Dr. Turner. Thornton’s fraud is exposed by Dr. Barbay, who challenges him before Martin to pass an oral examination from all of his professors. If Thornton fails any part of it, he will be expelled....
    Rodney Dangerfield Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night Back to School

  • Big Fat Liar (2002) More at IMDbPro , from

  • "..After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit..
    Big Fat Liar trailer

    Bring It On (2000) More at IMDbPro, from
    "..A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships. ..
    Bring It On 2000 Movie Trailer , from

    Richard Dreyfuss in "Krippendorf's Tribe" 1998 Movie Review

    Krippendorf's Tribe From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..Scheduled to lecture at a college and fearful of being charged with misuse of grant funds, James concocts an imaginary tribe, the Shelmikedmu, using the names of his children as a basis. He later fakes a 16 mm "documentary" film, casting his children as tribe members and superimposing footage of a legitimate New Guinean tribe so as to enhance the illusion. Anthropologist Veronica Micelli (Jenna Elfman) contacts cable-TV producer Henry Spivey (David Ogden Stiers), forcing James to continue creating fraudulent footage as James' rival Ruth Allen (Lily Tomlin) becomes suspicious.
    Because James has described to the scientific community a culture unlike any other, the fraud becomes increasingly famous. James himself masquerades as a tribal elder, while his two sons enact increasingly imaginative and startling rituals dreamed up by themselves. Only the eldest child, James' daughter Shelly, refuses to participate due to her disgust at the dishonesty perpetrated by her father.
    Taking advantage of her curiosity, James tricks Veronica into participating in his false documentary. When she discovers the truth, she is initially angry, but later helps James continue his fraud, which they intend to bring to a conclusion...

    The Paper Chase (1973) - SON OF A BITCH KINGSFIELD

    The Paper Chase (1973) More at IMDbPro
    "A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor. ..

    Slackers (2002) - Trailer

    Slackers (2002) More at IMDbPro
    "When geek Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the exam system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl"


  • Milli Vanilli, the Real Story -- 20 Years Later 178 Comments By Mike Hess Posted Jan 29th 2010 02:03PM

  • "Exclusive: Twenty years ago in 1990, Fab Morvan won what now very well may be the most controversial Grammy Award ever given out. His group Milli Vanilli was given the Best New Artist award. Months later, when it was admitted that Morvan and partner Rob Pilatus weren't the ones who sang on hit songs like 'Blame It On the Rain' and 'Girl You Know It's True,' their Grammy was taken back and the media and music industry chewed them up and spit them out just as fast as they built them up. Now, two decades after that tumultuous year, PopEater had the chance to chat with Morvan about those rocky days, and what his life is like now, and why current artists using Auto-Tune are essentially doing the same thing Milli Vanilli did. "People think they know the story with us, but they don't," Morvan told PopEater. ..

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  • Plagiarism Tutorial - Home Page,

  • *referred by Nancy P.
    " The Plagiarism Tutorial consists of four parts. A new browser window will open when you click on the link to each part.
    1. Plagiarism Tutorial - Part 1: Introduction
    Essay mill From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " a ghostwriting service that sells essays and other homework writing to university and college students. Since plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty or academic fraud, universities and colleges may investigate papers suspected to be from an essay mill by using Internet plagiarism detection software, which compares essays against a database of known essay mill essays and by orally testing students on the contents of their papers. However, many essay mills guarantee that a unique essay will be composed by a ghost author and pre-screened with plagiarism detection software before delivery, and as such will be undetectable as an essay mill product...
    "Question 2 of 7: You copy a paragraph directly from an article you found. You cite the source, but you forget to put quotation marks. Is this plagiarism?
    Should have chosen Yes, it's plagiarism.
    Wrong No, it isn't.
    Even though you omitted the quotation marks unintentionally, you have still committed plagiarism. If you quote directly you must use quotation marks to acknowledge that the words are not your own."

    "How Can Plagiarism Be Avoided?
    The remainder of this tutorial is designed to give you skills and knowledge to help you avoid committing plagiarism. In the first section you'll learn about the importance of citing your sources properly. In the second section you'll learn about other skills such as note-taking and paraphrasing which will help protect you from stumbling accidentally into the plagiarism trap."

    2. Plagiarism Tutorial - Part 2: Citing
    "Citing Sources: Does everything have to be cited?<
    You must provide a citation for any facts, ideas, or data which you took from another source. The only time you do not need to cite is when the fact or idea is ‘common knowledge’ (see below). You also have to provide a citation for any images, graphs, maps, sound files, etc. unless you created them yourself.
    ...Citations may take the form of parenthetical notes like this (Smith, 2002, p. 67), or footnotes, or endnotes...
    Common Knowledge

    * Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
    * Pierre Elliott Trudeau died on September 28, 2000.
    * ..

    "Choosing a Citation Style
    There are many different citation styles. The best known are APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian. Each academic discipline generally requires a particular citation style. Some SFU departments provide style guides with examples of how to format citations. If a citation style is not indicated on a course outline or the assignment instructions, ask your professor or TA which style you should use.
    SFU librarians have created Writing & Style Guides that cover commonly used citation styles such as APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian.
    The SFU Library website also contains research guides for various subjects. These guides include additional information about citation styles appropriate for that subject or discipline....

    Parenthetical References
    "A parenthetical reference is a citation placed in parentheses in the text of your paper. In APA style, a parenthetical reference includes the following information: author, year of publication, and page number(s).
    " Endnotes are citations listed at the end of your paper.

    " Score 0 of 1
    Question 3 of 4: Which of the following statements is TRUE?
    Should have chosen All sources cited in the essay (i.e. with parenthetical references, footnotes, or endnotes) must also be listed at the end of the paper...
    All parenthetical references are in the form (author, date, page).
    APA style uses this form, but other styles such as MLA do not.
    Preparing citations and a list of works cited is a quick and easy task you can leave for the last minute...

    3. Plagiarism Tutorial - Part 3: Writing Skills
    "Note Taking
    Why is it important?
    Note-taking is an important skill to develop. For one thing it will help you organize the information you gather during your reading and research, which will make writing your paper easier. For another, proper note-taking can help prevent plagiarism. If you take notes carefully you can track:.
    * details about your source (author, title, page, etc.)
    * which information came from which source
    * which words in your notes are direct quotes, which ideas are your own etc.

    Paraphrasing and Summarizing
    " When writing a paper, you should not have too many quotations. It is much more common that you would paraphrase information from your sources. Paraphrasing means expressing an author’s ideas in your own words, through changing both the language and the sentence structure. (A related technique is summarizing. Summarizing also involves putting the author’s ideas into your own words, but summaries omit much of the detail.) Paraphrasing versus Patchwriting
    "...Patchwriting occurs when a student paraphrases a passage but leaves it too similar to the original. In patchwriting, the writer may delete a few words, change the order, substitute synonyms and even change the grammatical structure, but the reliance on the original text is still visible when the two are compared....
    "You pay a tutor for editing assistance, and he drastically re-writes your original paper. You give this new edited version to your professor. = PLAGIARISM

    The above scenario is an example of collusion, another form of plagiarism. Collusion involves receiving unauthorized help from tutors and friends in writing your essay. It is important to clarify with your professor or TA what type of help (if any) is acceptable for a specific assignment.
    "The following ways of getting help are almost certainly acceptable, unless your professor has specifically banned them:
    * discussing your assignment with your TA
    * asking a librarian for assistance in finding material on your topic

    If you want to do one of the following, you should check with your professor first:

    * ask a friend to proofread your paper for grammar and spelling mistakes
    * discuss the assignment with a group of students in the class
    * pay a professional editor, typist, or tutor to work on your paper

    If you have permission to receive assistance, you should acknowledge all the help you receive. One method is to include an acknowledgements page with your paper. Be sure to name everyone who helped you and to describe how they assisted you. Some instructors will require contact information, especially for tutors.

    Writing Skills: Summary
    *see Liberal Arts: English-Writing QUIZ
    Dyslexia- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..a learning disability that impairs a person's ability to read,..
    *see Challenges-Physically, Mentally, Handicapped, Vulnerable, etc...
    Question 3 of 5: Original writing:
    "..cause of dyslexia...
    This is patchwriting. Even though a number of words have been changed, there are too many similarities in sentence structure and some portions are the same as the original.
    No, this is patchwriting.

    Question 4 of 5: Original writing:
    " "The Coca-Cola Co
    Yes, it's an acceptable paraphrase.
    This is an acceptable paraphrase. It is a re-statement which captures the ideas of the original, yet it differs sufficiently in word choice and sentence structure. ..

    Question 5 of 5: Collusion:
    Which of the following statements is FALSE?
    "It is necessary to obtain the professor's permission before asking a librarian to help find books and articles relevant to the topic.

    4. Plagiarism Tutorial - Part 4: Conclusion



    *see Bible

    Plagiarism in the Bible: The Ancient Egyptian Texts, Part One


  • Policing Plagiarism Abroad July 27, 2010

  • "...Academic misconduct is a particularly pervasive problem in China, where it infiltrates the higher education system from the undergraduate ranks on up. Increasingly, commentators have speculated about whether the country's reputation for plagiarism and research misconduct will hamper the rise of Chinese universities, ..
    "I think there needs to be some component of the educational enterprise that has something to do with the joy in learning in and of itself, the aspect of learning that is exciting and gripping and seems immediately to be relevant to a student, beyond [just being] some ticket that they have to punch to get a job in the future. And that's a pedagogical issue," said Pavela. He added, too, that personal trust between the instructor and student is crucial in preventing cheating and plagiarism. "And it does seem to me that there are risks in these programs, that the greater the distance between the teacher and the student, the greater the breakdown in trust," he said....
    The issue of plagiarism at U.S. branch campuses or overseas locations represents a new twist on a perennial problem. Academic misconduct among international students at campuses in the United States has long been a source of concern for professors and foreign student advisers alike, and orientation programs to teach Western academic norms have become a fixture at many institutions. At issue are cultural differences in academic practice. Citation practices, for instance, vary widely around the world, and in fact in some countries it's considered a sign of respect to parrot back the words of a learned scholar without attribution. And shared conceptions of what's common knowledge - and therefore doesn't merit attribution - can be vexed even within a single cultural context, let alone a cross-cultural one.

    *see Cultures, Ethnicities, Multicultural, Nationalities, Races, etc... Overall

    "If you're in a situation where you have international students in your classroom in the U.S., or you're at a branch campus with a classroom full of home country students, if you're bringing in a new cultural norm for how you deal with cheating and your definition of cheating or plagiarism, not only do you need to say it and put it in writing but you need to say it more than once," said Michael Smithee, an international higher education consultant who retired in 2005 from Syracuse's' Center for International Services. Smithee also co-wrote "U.S. Classroom Culture," a resource published by NAFSA: The Association of International Educators.
    "You've got to be willing to repeat how you approach cheating and what cheating is, and be very clear, every time, so that by the time the course is done, the students will be tired of hearing it. And if they're tired of hearing it, it probably means that they understand it a little more," Smithee said.


  • Japan rattled by college entrance exam cheat case, By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press – Fri Mar 4, 8:58 am ET 2011

  • "TOKYO – Japanese police arrested a teenager accused of cheating on his university entrance examination by consulting online forums with his mobile phone, prompting outrage Friday in this gadget-loving country that prizes hard work and fairness.
    The arrest of a 19-year-old applicant to prestigious Kyoto University dominated the major newspapers and TV news shows. Japanese media say he could become the first person to be prosecuted in the country for cheating.
    The case raised questions over whether the country's top universities — the gateway to top jobs in Japan's corporate culture — have adapted to the Internet's new opportunities for cheating.
    "It's not a mere cheating case," an editorial in the nationwide Mainichi newspaper said. "The impact of the wrongful use of the Internet, capable of massively spreading information instantly, is huge."
    Police said they arrested the student Thursday on suspicion that he obstructed business through fraud. If convicted, he could face up to three years in prison or a fine of 500,000 yen ($6,000), though media reports have indicated that he will likely not be charged.
    Even if convicted, he would likely be able to reapply to universities, since most Japanese schools don't check applicants' criminal records. His name has been withheld because he is a minor under Japanese law.
    The suspect admitted to wrongdoing, and the case will be sent to prosecutors Saturday, according to a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity citing department rules.
    Admission to Japan's top universities, seen as a prerequisite for a good job in government or business, is determined by applicants' performance on grueling entrance examinations, and young people face enormous pressure preparing for them. Many high school graduates who fail to get into their school of choice cram full-time for a full year for another shot — and sometimes longer until they make it.
    The suspect is accused of turning to a popular question-and-answer site run by Yahoo Japan for help during a test. His eight alleged postings from Feb. 25-26, the exam days at Kyoto University, are still viewable online.
    Using the online alias "aicezuki" — whose meaning was unknown — the suspect asked for help in solving mathematical formulas and translating Japanese passages into English. After one, he ended politely, "It's a rather long passage, and I apologize for the trouble."
    Various answers were then posted throughout the day.
    The case was brought to light after someone who saw the Yahoo message board postings called the university on the second day of the test, triggering an investigation.
    Police also suspect that he used similar cheating tactics at three other top universities — Doshisha, Waseda and Rikkyo — earlier in February. Officials at the those universities found similar questions posted under the same online alias on exam dates for those schools and have requested an investigation.
    Police have confiscated the youth's cell phone, subscribed under his mother's name, for further investigation and analysis. There was no indication he had accomplices, police said.
    The case also has some wondering whether the nation's venerable colleges are keeping up with modern technology. At Kyoto University, test takers must switch off their mobile phones and keep them in their bags. But many students take the test at the same time, and modern phones can quickly scan in long chunks of Japanese text through their cameras.
    "Entrance exams should be strictly impartial, and that the occurrence of such an incident could spread alarm to the applicants as well as society, and is highly regrettable," wrote Kyoto University President Hiroshi Matsumoto in a statement posted online.
    If the student is found to have cheated, the universities plan to disqualify him.
    Other universities are scrambling to take measures, such as having test takers keep each of their cell phones in envelopes after switching them off and place them on desktop.
    "Supervision is very important. Universities have always been aware of this, but especially because this case occurred, they should proceed properly," said Education Minister Yoshiaki Takaki told reporters Friday.
    ___ Associated Press Writers Jay Alabaster and Malcolm Foster contributed to this report. "


    Online plagiarism out of control

    -Power Point Presentation

  • Giving Credit - Presentations, Websites, etc., from

  • " When you incorporate someone else's work (words, statistics, graphs, charts, images, audio, video, etc.) into a presentation you are preparing or a website you are creating, it is extremely important to give credit where credit is due. ...
  • Plagiarism PowerPoint Presentation, from

  • 25 PowerPoint™ Tips, from A handout from the Online Information Series Copyright (c) 2006, Jolene M. Morris, All Rights Reserved
  • ".. Using information or graphics without citing your source is considered plagiarism. ... In order to receive full credit for your PowerPoint presentation, .... Copy the slides and paste them into Word (CTRL-C in PowerPoint and CTRL-V in Word)..



    Cyrano de Bergerac by Rostand (Derek Jacobi 1985 TV) 1/17

    Cyrano de Bergerac From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..The model for the Roxane character of the Rostand play was Bergerac's cousin, who lived with his aunt, Catherine de Cyrano, at the Convent of the Daughter of the Cross, where Bergerac was tended for injuries sustained from a falling lunar beam.[2] As in the play, Bergerac did fight at the siege of Arras (1640), a battle of the Thirty Years' War between French and Spanish forces in France (though this was not the more famous final Battle of Arras, fought fourteen years later). One of his confreres in the battle was the Baron of Neuvillette, who married Cyrano's cousin. However, the play's plotline involving Roxane and Christian is almost entirely fictional — the real Cyrano did not write the Baron's love letters for him...
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