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Burn, baby burn!

Insert plagiarized paper here

I tell my students not to use Wikipedia as a source text. They can read it all they like, but their citations and their examples must come from more established literature. So yes, plagiarizing great farking blocks of text from a wiki would also be a fast way to make me take out the flamethrower….

One of my colleagues asked — did the child at least change the font?  No. But said child did delete the internal citations from the passages.  When a wiki has higher academic standards than a student, I have even fewer qualms about making things extra crispy.

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