Record Details

Catalog Search

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

Blum, Susan Debra. (Author).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 378.198 BLUM (Text) 33946003401739 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780801447631
  • ISBN: 0801447631
  • ISBN: 9780801476617
  • ISBN: 0801476615
  • Physical Description: 229 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-215) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : plagiarism in college -- A question of judgment : plagiarism is not one thing, once and for all -- Intertexuality, authorship, and plagiarism : my word, your word, their word [arrow] our word -- Observing the performance self : multiplicity versus authenticity -- Growing up in the college bubble : the tasks and temptations of adolescence -- No magic bullet : deconstructing plagiarism -- Conclusion : what is to be done?
Summary, etc.:
""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 75 percent 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."-- Jacket.
Subject: Plagiarism.
Cheating (Education)
College students > Attitudes.

Additional Resources