Try these exercises to see if you
can find a free term paper, or figure out whether or not text
has been plagiarized and from where.
1) It is 2AM. The library is closed. You have a psychology paper
due at 10AM tomorrow on cognitive behavioral therapy. You have
two other papers due within two weeks and three tests coming up
in your business major courses. What's a student to do? (Try
finding a free term paper on cognitive behavioral therapy.)
2) The following portions of students' papers sound fishy to
you. Can you prove that these students plagiarized?
- A. Data from several sources suggest that
adolescents entered the 1980s with surprisingly traditional
gender-role attitudes. Taken together, these findings suggest
that American adolescents entered the 1980s with relatively
traditional gender roles, as exemplified by both their stated
attitudes and differences in the ways in which boys and girls
B. This is an argument that Socrates makes to illustrate why
he in unafraid of dying, and why he is thinking rationally when
he lacks this fear. Two thoughts to think about are that it
is a problem for Plato and Socrates if you say the person dies,
and the soul makes up the person because then the soul dies.
Remember, that Plato is using Socrates to show that the soul
is immortal so this objection is certainly a problem that must
be considered by scholars of the text.
C. According to Friedan, since the end of World War II, girls
have been persuaded that the only desirable career is that of
wife, mother, and housekeeper. As a result, many women are suffering
because they have no identity as individuals. Social, educational,
and commercial pressures in the last fifteen years particularly
have caused a harmful discrepancy between what women really
are and what they are told they should be. Blame is laid at
various places including the influence of Freud, the writings
of Margaret Mead, and advertising. All of these have conspired
to limit the personal fulfillment of today's woman, and, as
a result, she is bored with her existence. This boredom has
a devastating effect on her husband and children too, so it
is a problem which really threatens the future of our country.
Answer Key for Question 2:
A. Expanded Academic ASAP B. Web C. print
sources (various Book Review Digest excerpts)