can I say “don’t plagiarize”? Because obviously the five or six ways I communicate this now are not getting through to my students.
There are few things more disheartening than firing up your laptop in the midst of a student presentation, typing the term they’re discussing into Google, clicking on the first result and reading along with them. Except doing it twice in the same term. (The second time is more annoying because the student handing in her hard copy with all the extracts copied right in — the first student who read from Wikipedia had the grace to hand in a rather more independently-written version.)
Maybe next time I should do the reading along out loud?