When given an assignment, did you really practice copying and pasting..? Wanted to hear what the view of a lecturer?
"When I gave assignments, students would normally copy & paste from the net or committed plagiarism in other forms. I don't quite mind as long as they know what they are copying and pasting and plagiarising. It is a learning process. Plagiarising in itself is a technique. Sometimes it can be so glaring it amounts to humiliation. I try not to get offended. So, once in a while, when a student submit something so original, your heart just swell with pride. Such a case was with Shaabana. She chose a topic on effectiveness of industrial training. To gather information, she prepared her own questionnaire and got the participation from her seniors. As Tracy Chapman croons, "give me another reason to stay...", I know I at least have one!:) "
Luckily in my department, we're used to be given assignments which couldn't be found anywhere on the net. Hu. We are sick of that but in a sense, it is great to invent something new based on available facts.
I remember what my lecturer always said,
"this is the beauty of being a lecturer.." while giving us a big smile. Hehe.
By the way, I love your classes, very much~! *even though ur exam paper is killing us!
Terima kasih, guru.