Paper4 - Simmons 1 Bryan Simmons Dr Kurant-Rollins English 1101 2 November 2007 Toulmin Argument I do not feel that it is necessary for North

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Simmons 1 Bryan Simmons Dr. Kurant-Rollins English 1101 2 November 2007 Toulmin Argument I do not feel that it is necessary for North Georgia College and State University to change its academic integrity policy to include specific punishments for those who do not report plagiarists, because the individuals in question are not responsible for the actions of others, and because the system that is currently in place does a respectable job of preserving academic integrity. Although some say that the main factor of future employment should be the integrity of the education, and that punishment is the only way to successfully encourage would-be tattletales, this is not the case. There are many more effective ways to motivate people, and the main focus of a university should be to teach, not to ensure job readiness. Plagiarism is undoubtedly a crime, not limited only to the academic world, but what about failing to report plagiarism? We have all been told at some time that if you witness a crime and fail to report it, that you are as guilty as the perpetrator of said crime. Suprisingly however, there is little evidence of this oft-repeated maxim in our legal system. An accomplice or accessory to a crime generally serves a lesser
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Kurant-rollins during the Fall '07 term at N. Georgia.

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Paper4 - Simmons 1 Bryan Simmons Dr Kurant-Rollins English 1101 2 November 2007 Toulmin Argument I do not feel that it is necessary for North

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