My friend and fellow Cabrillo anthropologist Dennis Etler did a short feature today for the “First Person Singular” series on KUSP. He wants us all to consider if we are asking the right questions about the California prisons crisis. Listen here. … Continue reading
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Plagiarism… from Jane Goodall. Ouch. That’s quite the “teachable moment”: it’s time to learn the rules of academic writing, kids.
The Misfortune Of Knowing
This week, the Washington Post revealed that acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall’s new book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants, contains borrowed content “from phrases to an entire paragraph from Web sites such as Wikipedia and others that focus on astrology, tobacco, beer, nature and organic tea.” Goodall admitted the plagiarism, saying in an e-mail to the Post, “This was a long and well-researched book … and I am distressed to discover that some of the excellent and valuable sources were not properly cited, and I want to express my sincere apologies.”
This situation is different from the examples of “forgivable” plagiarism I discussed in my previous post, When Do Plagiarizers and Fabricators Deserve Our Sympathy?, in which I sympathize with young writers who do not understand the line between honest research and plagiarism. As I wrote:
Many college students do not understand where…
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An excellent source for supplemental study materials, readings, videos and practice quizzes are Dennis O’Neil’s online Biological Anthropology Tutorials at http:/anthro.palomar.edu/tutorials/biological.htm
Just catching this from the middle – hopefully it will all be archived/visible later:
Anthr1 students, share your comments on this in the Part III Topical Discussion Board for some extra credit.