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Re: Original work or Plagarism?

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Thu, 27 Aug 1998 05:53:13 EDT

That isn't even copying. Your students are working in the style of.......
Copying is when someone copies composition and style. It is compounded when
they attempt to pass it off as their own. And as preposterous as it may sound,
I have actually attended a presentation by an art teacher (?) who was
literally bragging about his contest winning student pieces and half of them
were blatant copies of textbook illustrations. I knew this because I had
already seen them in a state level competition where my students pointed out
that they were illustrations from their social studies and language arts text
books. The illustrations were reproductions of contemporary artists' artwork,
not photos, and his students had copied composition and style and had won
awards for the work!! Sad isn't it. His princpal was in attendance and
obviously so proud. Even sadder.

in Bonnie battered Myrtle Beach, SC