What should be the punishment for plagiarism in an academic setting?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 4, 2006
“I would say they should fail the class because they’re not trying hard enough if they have to resort to plagiarism.”
“Obviously, if it’s intentional, they should just follow the university’s policy for dealing with it.”
“I think they should just fail the assignment and the rest of their papers should be examined more closely.”
“A failing grade for the class. I think that they’re in class to learn, and if they’ve plagiarized, then they’re not learning anything.”