Teachers! Do you want to stop Cheating? By: Rich Brunelle
It is really very simple. Just turn clock back to a time before technology gave them ability. I am talking about way back when we had to use pens and pencils to do our school work. Allow me a moment to further explain.
Before technology gave use world of information, we had a world of information. But, it came in books. Sure we could plagiarize a little. However for us to plagiarize, we had to physically write information. With today’s technology a simple “cut-n-paste” from two or three different sources, and you don’t even have to read to have your term paper given an “A.”
If student is required to hand write school work, they still have to read it. If they have to read it, (god bless their little sponge brains) they at least have a fifty-fifty chance of learning something. The neat part is requirements to hand write schoolwork, also improves student’s comprehension, teaches them how to spell, increases their vocabulary, and believe it or not . . . teaches student how to write legibly.
The additional benefit of being able to recognize when students have others do their work, by differences in handwriting should also be a consideration. Sure Bart can still turn in his sister Mary’s report from a few years ago. But, not without reading it.