What is Plagiarism and How Should It Be Addressed in a College Classroom?

I’m in the process of grading the first stack of papers from a composition class. Recently the news cycle has covered the issue of cheating in college. Such stories generally focus on a specific form of plagiarism: fully copied papers that exemplify the worst of intentions. In reality, there are many kinds of plagiarism, and…

The Tribble with Typewriters

It eventually happens to all of us. The shame of it all. The endless frustrations. You didn’t see it coming, but that day has arrived. You woke up one morning, poured some coffee, and dragged a comb across your head. Something was off. The sun was shining. The birds were . . . well, you…