Stop the Copying!
June 29, 2009
One of the biggest problems I found with utilizing hard copy work in my class is rampant copying. Students would copy work before school and during morning break. To combat this problem, I began using my blog to post questions related to readings. Replies on the blog are time stamped, so I can easily compare them at my leisure, as opposed to checking hard copies quickly during class.
Soon after I started using my blog, the vast majority of students stopped copying their work. Moreover, many students began to actually spend more time on their responses, and the quality of their work improved.
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