Controversy over note-sharing website

first_imgOxford students are selling their notes for money to GradeGuru.com, a note sharing website, where other students can then download the notes for free.The website claims to have contributions from 281 academic institutions in the UK and offers students cash compensations for uploading their notes.It describes itself as “a platform for students to help each other with coursework” which will encourage “all students everywhere to achieve their best and to inspire others to academic heights.”Although the website claims to be a place where students can just find course notes, some of the material that Oxford students have uploaded includes full essays on Shakespeare.As the material on GradeGuru is free, there is nothing to stop any student taking one of these essays and claiming it as their own.This makes it different from other essay sharing websites such as Oxbridge Essays. An undergraduate essay from there can cost around £1000, and a full PhD dissertation could cost over £20,000.A spokesperson for the University said that websites like this would not be helpful to students in the long run.She said, “if students simply copy the work of others, they are missing part of the learning process and may fare badly when they come to sit formal examinations.”She added that copying in weekly essays would be dealt with at a college level, but during exams plagiarism is taken very seriously by the University.“Cheating in University examinations or in coursework that counts towards the degree is of course a very much more serious matter. That would be referred to the Proctors”The website denies that it will encourage cheating, stating that “GradeGuru stands against plagiarism in all its potential forms”. It added, “Students have long been confronted with opportunities to plagiarize and infringe copyright law” but the site’s owners write that they will work with plagiarism technology companies to try and ensure that the website cannot be used for plagiarism.But some students have admitted that they still plagiarise. One student said that essay sharing websites were not the only places a student could take material from if they wanted to cheat.She said, “everyone has their friends’ and other peoples’ essays. I have lots, especially from people who have graduated who I know got firsts.“I’m not against essay sharing websites in principle, I would just worry about the quality of the work that is being uploaded”.last_img read more

Read more

Matt Duchene free agency rumors: Center will land with the Predators

first_img NHL free agency 2019: Five narratives to watch on July 1 He registered 10 points in 10 playoff games with Columbus and helped the team to its first postseason series win in franchise history, a four-game sweep of the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning.Duchene is coming off a five-year contract that had a $6 million AAV. Matt Duchene seemingly found a new team.According to a report from the NHL Network, Duchene will join the Predators when he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. Nashville will offer a contract with an $8 million average annual value to the center.It sounds like Matt Duchene will join the #preds. Expect his contract to come in with an $8M AAV.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 1, 2019Duchene reportedly met with both the Predators as well as the Canadiens earlier last week.  Related News He was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets at the deadline last February and previously told reporters he would “definitely” consider returning to Columbus. However, the Blue Jackets weren’t able to sort out a deal before other teams began speaking with him Sunday.According to a report from The Athletic, Nashville emerged as the front-runner right away.Told that there won’t be any deal between Columbus and Matt Duchene before the UFA speaking period opens Sunday. Fair to say Nashville is the front runner.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 22, 2019Duchene had 58 points in 50 games with the Senators before being dealt to the Blue Jackets, where he recorded four goals and 12 points in 23 games to close out the regular season.last_img read more

Read more