Update: the meeting went astoundingly well. Everyone agreed that D#2 is a stellar student. Everyone agreed that she truly did not understand the assignment – that more than simply translating Macbeth into modern language, she should also have updated it to modern scenery, situation etc. This type of assignment would have needed no citations. Because D#2 simply translated it to modern language, hers was a very technical translation. Both the teacher and principal have explained that such a technical translation would have needed citations even if that translation only used the textbook. But they further agreed that D#2 honestly thought the assignment didn’t require citations and that the whole thing was simply a big mix up in communication. The end result is D#2 will do the assignment over. I do not know what will happen with the other four students also accused. Now I am left with the feeling that good! D#2 will not be penalized, but with the lingering suspicion that in fact I may have plagarized my way through college. shh ~ don’t tell.
thank you thank you for your encouragment yesterday. I have an appointment this morning with the principal and guidance councilor and hopefully this incident will be over by the afternoon. I told my FAinPA that I must need some therapy to resolve guilt issues surrounding confronting teachers. : )
Can you believe I actually have some valid knitting content? Something beyond I’m still knitting the stockinette nightmare? Well it’s still stockinette, that hasn’t changed. Remember that I told you I was following another pattern design for the sleeves? I realized that although I like the shape of those sleeves, that I want more ease than the pattern allows. I knew I could make adjustments through my mad mathematical skillz but I also remembered that I have this. Knitable is a knitting program for your PalmPilot or any pda. I have had it for years and first got it to keep track of my needle inventory. I have never used any of its other features – until yesterday! It has an application that will figure your rate of increase or decrease given your gauge and the measurement.
I wonder what other tricks it can do?
but let’s not let the pda have all the glory ~ oink!
Good luck today babycakes!
Good luck today!
good luck! i’m sure this issue will be resolved, how weird…a thesaurus, really!?
Hey, good luck with resolving this once and for all!
This sounds like something that would be considered common knowledge. Basically, if it can be found in three or more sources (which I’m assuming this word definition can be), it does not need to be cited. See: http://www.uwgb.edu/library/research/guides/intextcitations.html
Good luck with the school people! That teacher really needs to review citation rules.
It gave me a headache just reading about that assignment. Thank God I didn’t go to High School in New York! LOL I never would have graduated. Glad all is resolved.
Thanks for the meeting update. I’m glad it’s all resolved. And as for your college career, I wouldn’t fret over that too much. I think the statute of limitations has passed.
Yay! So glad it all worked out! D#2 (and YOU) must be so relieved!
I’m so glad it went well with the teachers.
Yay! Glad to hear the meeting went well, Ann. Well done.
I was so ready to kick some ass, too. Nice work, Gandhi.
That’s my favorite pig so far! Maybe because I’m a sucker for all things sparkly or beaded. Is it a purse?
So glad to hear the meeting went well!
So glad the meeting went well!!
Still taunting me with your palm…some things never change!