Friday, March 03, 2006

Prints With Fonts

I had a kid turn in his paper today that is obviously plagiarized. He didn't even bother to change the fonts of what he cut and pasted to match the rest of his paper. Compound that with no documentation or citations and we're left with one "messay-essay."

Why I'm writing this, however, is because I wanted to document my fellow teachers' reactions. They were like Potawatomi trackers with the thing. They would hold the paper up to the light, while rubbing the paper. Then they would bring it close to their faces and do a sniff and lick test.

With my mouth agape in wonder, I listened to their observations:

"By the smears, it was clearly printed front to back and then the child put it in order."

"The lines are slanted. One of the foot pads, the lower left pad, must have been missing; thus, the paper was left crooked."

"The ink ran out while printing page four. You can tell by this faint line here. He must have been using a Howard 3680."

It seems that people develop uncanny skills in an area, once they've been immersed in it for so long. It's very Darwinian. Survival of the weirdest.

Odd, sure. But, it does explain why they've been calling me "Kemosabe" this whole school year.

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