And the point on plagiarism that gets made below is an interesting component of the NY Times article on same today..."Cutting and Pasting: A Senior Thesis by (Insert Name)"
By BRENT STAPLES
Published: July 12, 2010
Date: Monday, July 12, 2010 10:12 am
Subject: Preview: PIL's upcoming research report
> Hello, hope you are well. We write with some research news.
> We have attached a link to a short video preview (2:22) about Project Information Literacy's upcoming research report: A content analysis of 191 course-related research assignment handouts professors distributed to undergraduates on 28 U.S. campuses. The report, "Assigning Inquiry: How Handouts for Research Assignments Guide Today's College Students," will be released in the next few days. We will send you a link to the full-text report once it is released.
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> - Alison and Mike
> Alison J. Head, Ph.D. and Michael B. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
> Co-Directors and Co-Principal Investigators
> Project Information Literacy
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See also another NY Times article from earlier this month:
To Stop Cheats, Colleges Learn Their Trickery
By TRIP GABRIEL
Published: July 5, 2010