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English 10: Class Notes  November 7, 2001

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This week, the students learned about Four Ways to Begin (worksheet on essay introductions). What follows are student and teacher examples of introductions done in class.

Technique Two: Justify my qualifications (teacher):

     As a teacher for the past twenty years, I have had many occasions to deal with student cheating. One time itís a plagiarized paper; another, itís someone looking at other studentsí papers. Each incident was difficult and challenging to my professional skills, but of one thing I am sure: a teacherís response is very important since cheating is a behaviour that has wide-ranging effects. Thesis: Cheating diminishes other students' accomplishments and thus needs to be actively challenged. 

Technique Four: Use striking contrast (student)

     Sometimes cheating is not bad when we want to increase our qualifications to write the essay. It is better to cheat from a good writer and use some of his ways. It is not good to copy exactly whatever somebody has done, but it is better to use some ideas other people have had. We should justify and prove our qualifications when we decide to write the essay. Thesis to follow.

Recent News Introduction for Essay on Cheating (teacher)

     Recently, the University of British Columbia decided to use the Web site to check for student plagiary. This site allows the professors to find out easily if a student has copied by comparing the essay to a database containing thousands of student papers. This example shows both how serious and widespread the cheating problem is today. Thesis: Cheating diminishes other studentsí accomplishments and thus needs to be actively challenged.

Striking Contrast Introduction for Essay on Cheating (student)

     School is a second home for students, where things usually go well. But sometimes, what we see on the surface is different from what happens underneath. If anything goes wrong there we should look at it seriously. For me, cheating is a big problem for any stage of studying. Thesis: There are reasons for student cheating and also there are solutions for that, too.

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