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Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:09 PM

Goddamn it: Just found a student paper that was written by AI.

I knew it was going to happen, and now the shoe has dropped.

Why do students cheat?

I never once cheated in all my years of schooling.

I find it despicable.

My policy is: first offense - you get a zero

Second offense - you are out of the class.

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Reply Goddamn it: Just found a student paper that was written by AI. (Original post)
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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:10 PM

1. How did you id it as AI?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:13 PM

2. There are several AI detectors you can run the text through.

GPTzero

Copyleaks

GPTRadar

They all said "This was AI generated."

I was suspicious, because a low-performing student turned in a paper that was suspiciously sophisticated for his usual performance.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:19 PM

10. Very interesting. I have a feeling that going forward, it's going to be a case of cat and mouse...

Depressing, sad, infuriating

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:25 PM

17. That's the part I don't get. How much effort to cheat vs. just doing the work?

My assignments really are not very hard.

It's just so stupid to work hard to cheat.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:03 PM

51. I doubt that getting an AI to write your paper is hard work. nt

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Response to Coventina (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:31 PM

91. The students won't work hard to cheat. The AI developers will work hard to make cheating harder...

...to detect.

That's the cat-and-mouse game, and it'll happen without easier cheating being the goal, but simply the byproduct of improving the AI so its output is more and more indistinguishable from a skilled human work product.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 01:57 PM

111. A student wwould just have to modify the text and run it through the AI detectors

until they get negative results.

Like what computer virus writers have done for years.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 03:28 PM

113. And so exhausting and frustrating for teachers

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:30 PM

20. I didn't realize detectors existed.

Great job!

I don't know why people cheat either. I never did.

Thx for sharing!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:42 PM

86. They can't even cheat well.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 09:11 AM

103. I think there are already methods to get around these detectors.

I would not rely on detectors alone. I am not a teacher but I would think changing the process to do more in-classroom writing assignments with no smart phones allowed.

Personally l find Chat AI and other AI technology amazing and we should not fear it or try to eliminate it. This is the future and if don't embrace it we will be left behind.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 04:18 PM

114. I know you'll be careful with

Low performing student/sophisticated performance. I know people who were accused of not doing work that was theirs.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:13 PM

3. Don't worry. ChaptGPT will get better and you'll never catch a student cheating again





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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:14 PM

5. Not funny.

Do you want to hire professionals that cheated their way to degrees?

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Response to Coventina (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:20 PM

11. Unfortunately, the data show that most college students cheat at least once.


It's not ideal, but it is happening, and they get jobs.

I think academia has yet to come to terms with AI-produced work.


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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:22 PM

15. Depressing that most humans have such shitty ethics.

This is why I hate my species.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:31 PM

21. Ty for the work you dom

And for doing it with ethics in mind!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:55 PM

44. FREE PUPPIES, FREE KITTENS. That's the reason I hate my species.

Props to your post. I'm sorry you have to deal with this with your students.

I'm just in a bad mood because there was a child in the Tractor Supply Co parking lot this morning hollering "FREE PUPPIES!!!" She was in the back of a pick up truck. Her parents were probably either sitting inside where it was nice and warm or either inside the store or in Chic Fil-A next door. I just had to bite my tongue and close my eyes.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 04:53 PM

115. This. It also says the student thinks they don't actually need to learn the

things they might have learned in your class.

A tiny mind stays tiny.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:05 PM

71. I don't know why they bother.

Unless getting away with it is easier than it should be.

I wrote all my own stuff in college, graduated magna from an Ivy, and I'm stupid as a cork.

(Глуп как пробка, "gloop kak prawpka," old Russian expression meaning stupid as a cork, used to describe people like me)

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Response to DFW (Reply #71)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 01:00 PM

107. Cork is smart enough to hang out with wine.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:35 PM

37. Or a medical doctor

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #37)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:17 PM

61. I wrote lots of papers

When I was getti,g my BSN

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Response to Coventina (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:21 PM

80. Although you make a very strong case...

It was still pretty funny

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Response to Coventina (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:37 PM

83. ChatGPT-4 can pass law & med exams with high marks....

...Just...unsettling. ChatGPT-3.5 could pass them too but with mediocre marks.

Just....scary, IMO.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:16 PM

7. there will be more tools to detect AI content

AI ain't perfect. After all, it comes from flawed humans.

We may start seeing AI content here. To what end....?

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:24 PM

16. AI content at DU? Basically, next-level trolls and troll-farms. Question is, how do we detect it?

Much of these past 2+ decades, DUers have been pretty good at picking up the tells from troll-farms where English is not their first language. AI might smooth out the rough edges and ultimately provide a command of idiomatic usage the humans currently lack.

What do you think?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:57 PM

69. True. And it'll take more and more of our time to catch the lies.


Mark Twain was absolutely correct when he said "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes."

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Response to Hekate (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 11:11 PM

95. as post 7 says

to what end?

Persuasion?

There are too many people here checking the news for significant stories and subsequently posting them. That's what most posts here are. There are a few other types of posts: rants, for example. Predictions. I don't see how or why anyone would post here using AI.

To even try, one would have to know the principles of persuasion. It's not just about writing--it's persuasion. Persuasion is both an art and a science. There's a lot to it, which is why marketing communications is one of the highest paid fields. I don't know if AI has been able to write persuasive communication. They may say they can, but as I said, there is so much to it that I doubt that it would be usable or of any quality.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:08 PM

57. This already the case with 4.0

It passes all the test so far as human. Iím sure the algorithms will be updated and it be a game of cat and mouse.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 07:31 AM

101. Ding ding ding give the man a cigar

Do not delude yourself. AI will soon not only be undetectable, it will be the most powerful propaganda weapon ever conceived. I don't think we have a clue where this is going.

In a way I am glad I am an old codger, because I don't want to see the world after AI reaches it's ultimate capability. It will enslave us all, without doubt.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:14 PM

4. I went to Sweet Briar College in the 70s.

The college had an Honor Code where you swore you wouldn't cheat on tests and/or plagiarize. If you went before the Judicial Committee and found guilty, you were asked to leave (and they'd keep the balance of your tuition).

I gave references/footnotes almost every sentence when I wrote my senior thesis.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:51 PM

93. common knowledge doesn't

require a source, so your teacher should have noted that on your paper.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #93)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 05:20 AM

99. I was extra vigilant.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #99)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 05:59 AM

100. I understand

But it still counts as a mistake.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:15 PM

6. What clues did you have and what protection is there for you, the teacher?

This is so damned depressing. Best luck going forward.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:18 PM

8. A very low performing student turned in a paper that was way too sophisticated

for it to be his own work.

But, some of the phrasing was pretty clumsy, so it didn't read like a magazine article.

I don't know what protection I have, I guess I'm about to find out......

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Response to Coventina (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:21 PM

12. Your problem will be when students start off by doing that

I assume you teach in person so you can have them write in front of you so you have some samples of what is definitely written by them. If not, I fear for the future.

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Response to dsc (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:56 PM

94. at the beginning of every class

it is standard operating procedure to have students do a writing sample. This is done in class and the sample is held by the instructor for the rest of the semester.

The sample is used to determine whether the student can stay in the class, but it is also used throughout the semester for other reasons--as a benchmark, for example. It is often used if the instructor suspects the student didn't write a particular paper.


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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:19 PM

9. I think there's gonna have to be

alternative assignments that donít involve anything done at home, like papers, because AI is going to get better and harder to detect.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:21 PM

13. So do we just give up on teaching how to communicate in writing from here on out?

Writing about something is one of the best ways to judge whether the content has been learned, and how deeply.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:32 PM

22. Important production will have to be done...

In the classroom. Students could generate a product from notes or references that are provided.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:34 PM

23. Absolutely not!

Maybe have a few periods to do a major test. No tech allowed at desk.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #23)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:46 PM

41. Right

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Response to Coventina (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:28 PM

33. yes.

Because the world is changing.

Access to information is key these days. Right or wrong. Access and knowledge of how to access.

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Response to edisdead (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:49 PM

42. That's not what employers tell us. n/t

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Response to Coventina (Reply #42)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:54 PM

43. Which employers?

Thatís every employer I know right now, but could depend on industry too.

The ability to access, process, and apply information is the key to success going forward. Actually, it has been this way fir a while. AI is going to change that some, but by and large that is the world today outside if physical labor, or highly skilled labor (surgeons, etc). It isnít just AI that is pushing that either. It is also the downsizing of staff and the upsizing of workload that employers are pushing.

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Response to edisdead (Reply #43)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:01 PM

48. 73% of Employers Look for Writing as a Top Skill in the Workplace

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Response to Coventina (Reply #48)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:04 PM

52. Sure.

But what level of writing are we talking about. I have yet in my professional career ever needed to write a 1000 word essay (or even demonstrate that I could). Can I wrote a resume? Can I write a detailed and concise email that conveys a point? Yes.

Nkw please go back and read my original post where I said RIGHT OR WRONG this is what is and has been happening.


Why are people here always so ready to go for the jugular? Jeez.

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Response to edisdead (Reply #52)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:08 PM

56. Posting a link to back up what I said is not going for the jugular.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #48)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:06 PM

53. Also contenthacker...

I donít know anything about that site but I do find the name of that site ironic given the subject of this conversation Hahahahaha.

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Response to edisdead (Reply #53)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:11 PM

58. OK, if Contenthacker isn't to your taste, here is INC. Magazine:

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Response to Coventina (Reply #58)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:57 PM

87. Thank you

Someone is demonstrating a thin skin. Loved the line about you ďgoing for the jugularĒ

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Response to edisdead (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:58 PM

47. Wow.

I am speechless.

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Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:06 PM

54. Not going to waste my time.

Explaining my reaction to someone who has indicated that they think it's fine for students to turn in papers written by AI as their own work would be an exercise in futility.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #54)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:07 PM

55. Where did I say it is fine?

Never mind wringing skills, I think it is your reading akills that need work. I actually said RIGHT OR WRONG in my post.

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Response to edisdead (Reply #55)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 03:44 AM

98. spelling errors in your posts o btw (or what are "wringing skills" ? )nt

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Response to Coventina (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:25 PM

81. Probably a good idea to have them turn in not just the final product, but intermediate work as well

An outline, list of sources, a rough draft with annotations required as to why they changed what they have in the final draft. Incentivise the individual steps instead of just the final product. Perhaps couple it with an oral exam or presentation with Q/A.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:19 PM

90. There is always a pen and paper. Or a manual typewriter.

They still exist.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 01:08 PM

109. Better start teaching cursive first or use air gapped computers without spellcheck.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:45 PM

40. Maybe

pop quizzes done in class? I donít know if they even do that in college though. I sure donít remember having them in college.
I like your idea of doing papers in class. Figure out their ability to write in class at the beginning of semester (first day) so you know their abilities.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:22 PM

14. Seems Inevitable

Glad there are tools for you to stay alerted.
In my field, I'm not sure it's a huge risk. For homework the book & notes are right there. So, cheating wouldn't really be cheating.
On tests, all they have to is right reactions on the board & ask for the steps in the mechanism. Oh, and check the phone and/or laptop at the door.
For a project, can AI be fed the experimental data and draw conclusions?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:35 PM

36. I'm guessing that AI can help with analyzing new data and drawing conclusions.

That's what it is being used for in almost all fields of science.

From astronomy to nuclear physics. From biology to genomics. Even into the "softer" sciences such as sociology, psychology, psychiatry.

AI is fantastic at recognizing patterns in new data based on models built on prior data (and able to synthesize new models when competing data is presented.)

This is what humans and all sentient species have been doing since the beginning. Trying to recognize patters and determine how to explain them.

As far as checking the technology at the door - it's possible now but might not be for much longer. And that also leads to a situation where students are essentially captive and being punished for having the most recent brain implant.

It's a Brave New World!

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Response to erronis (Reply #36)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:40 PM

38. You Will Become One With The Borg!

I'm not getting one of those implants. To quote Worf "I like my species the way it is."

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Response to erronis (Reply #36)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:56 PM

45. Fantastic post.

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Response to edisdead (Reply #45)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:57 PM

70. Thank you. I don't often get a positive review.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:28 PM

18. Glad I'm retired.

Even though I warned a plagiarized paper would be a zero, HS kids still did it. I had them sign a sheet saying they understood the definition of plagiarism. I would print out their source copy, then their paper and highlight everything lifted. Sometimes it would be 90% of the pages highlighted. Then Iíd have them in front of the principal and ask. ďWhat of this paper did you write?Ē Every one of them cried. Seriously. But there would be offenders every year. It ate up a lot of my correction time plus I was disappointed in each student who took the easy way out.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:29 PM

19. Possibly, have the student recite the essay from memory

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:34 PM

24. How do you know it was ai?

I suspect it of written work for one student and have already confirmed it for one visual plagiarism and suspect others- those are not ai, they just grab or copy an online image.

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Response to Meowmee (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:36 PM

25. I ran the text through several AI detectors, and they all said "This is AI"

GPTzero

Copyleaks

GPTRadar

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Response to Coventina (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:43 PM

27. Those are the detectors?

Are they free? I forgot to say in my reply that you could just request them to write everything by hand and say they canít turn anything in thatís typed. Or just have all written assignments done live in class and they have to be hand written. That is if you are teaching in person. I am teaching online only this semester so itís pretty problematic. I could request everything to be written by hand still though it would be a lot harder to read. Also because of disability issues Iím not sure if Iím even allowed to require that.
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I am at the point where Iím just fed up with all of this and I donít wanna waste my time on it anymore. It takes a lot of extra time to find out if people are cheating.

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Response to Meowmee (Reply #27)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:48 PM

29. Yes and yes.

I'm actually going to address the class about this.

It's unfortunate, but I'm going to explain that because my trust has been broken, I will put a random part of every written assignment into the AI detectors.

It really sucks, because I could always spot plagiarism pretty easily when it was just something they copied straight from the internet.

Now, I'll have to be suspicious of every reasonably written paper.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:51 PM

31. Yeah it sucks

Itís much easier if they just copy and paste text. I donít know how Iím going to handle this to be honest with youÖ some of it is just going to have to slide because I am not in a state to be dealing with this nonsense anymore, and itís very disheartening. I also suspect if I ever took it further than reducing a grade or whatever I would not be backed up. Basically many students believe they are paying for their degrees now, and they think they can do anything they want to and get away with it, and for the most part they are right.

I was watching a tutorial on YouTube about how to do a digital art project. It was a video from I believe a secondary or elementary school teacher. She was showing them how they could get images to use for the project from clip art! So I think students are getting the idea early on that itís OK to do this.

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Response to Meowmee (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:41 PM

26. OP replied to that query. Replies #2 & 8 nt

And also, reply #25.

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Response to Nittersing (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:47 PM

28. Thanks

I did read the other replies but somehow I missed the first reply where it said that.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 05:51 PM

30. I asked a friend who owns an ad/marketing agency if they used chatGPT

I was asking in jest, but he said that they were using it. He said they had to or they'd be left behind.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:09 PM

32. My first quarter teaching in grad school, I had a student plagiarize

It was supposed to be an explication of one of the poems we'd read and she chose "Ode On a Grecian Urn" by Keats. I knew the poem sounded strange when she started using poetic terms we hadn't covered in class, but what sealed the deal was when I came across the word "satiety." It's such an uncommon word, so I decided to do a search of some of the most suspicious phrases and there it was. On, believe it or not, johnkeats.com. If you're going to cheat, at least make it harder to find it!

I decided to talk to her and see whether she'd fess up, admit the mistake, and we could work something out, but she refused to admit it and, when I asked her what "satiety" means, her definition was the exact opposite of the correct one. She withdrew from the class.

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Response to tishaLA (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:15 PM

59. 'satiety' is famously used in another very well-known poem, To a Skylark, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I adore Shelley's poetry, such a monstrous tragedy his voice was silenced when he drowned at only 29 years of age.



snip

What objects are the fountains
Of thy happy strain?
What fields, or waves, or mountains?
What shapes of sky or plain?
What love of thine own kind? what ignorance of pain?

With thy clear keen joyance
Languor cannot be:
Shadow of annoyance
Never came near thee:
Thou lovest: but ne'er knew love's sad satiety.

Waking or asleep,
Thou of death must deem
Things more true and deep
Than we mortals dream,
Or how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream?

We look before and after,
And pine for what is not:
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

Yet if we could scorn
Hate, and pride, and fear;
If we were things born
Not to shed a tear,
I know not how thy joy we ever should come near.

Better than all measures
Of delightful sound,
Better than all treasures
That in books are found,
Thy skill to poet were, thou scorner of the ground!

Teach me half the gladness
That thy brain must know,
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow
The world should listen then, as I am listening now.

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Response to tishaLA (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 03:22 AM

96. Many years ago, when I was a freshman in college, a friend of mine got caught plagiarizing.

He was taking a Journalism 101 course and each student was assigned to write an obituary about a famous person who had died in the past. Well, instead of actually doing the assignment, he chose to simply copy - verbatim - the obituary that was published years earlier in the NEW YORK TIMES! Obviously, he got caught - as the professor explained to him "It was just too damn good."

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:34 PM

34. They cheat

because they donít want to do the hard work.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:35 PM

35. I cheated on a HS Spanish quiz once. I got caught of course

My teacher was really mad at me. The disappointed kind of mad that actually made me feel really bad about it.

It was just lazy of me.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:40 PM

39. I taught a couple of college courses for a number of years

as an adjunct instructor, and I always required papers. The students were warned about plagiarism and the necessity of citing sources and attributing quotes, and they were told that if they plagiarized they might get no credit for the paper. Since the paper was usually a significant part of the total grade that could mean they failed the course. I also warned them that I'd be able to tell if they copied their paper from another source. So they rarely did it. But there were a few instances of it (usually just failing to cite a source, which could have been inadvertent), but I remember one that was far too well-written for an undergrad paper, especially one by that guy. It wasn't hard to find his sources, which he had copied verbatim. So, 0 credit for the paper and a stern warning. Of course this was before the days of AI, but when you have a mediocre student turning in work that's at least grammatical, you have to check. I don't know why they cheat, either.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 06:57 PM

46. You should create a student named AI ...

and every paper turned in by any student that was created by AI gets a zero and the AI Student gets the grade.
Wonder how that will affect the students mentally.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #46)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:01 PM

50. I like this idea!!!

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #46)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:43 PM

67. +100 nt

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:15 PM

60. Everybody cheats. Everybody.

You go to the 7-Eleven for a big gulp and you sip off the top and fill it up. Small cheat. Adds up for the 7-Eleven, but you excuse the little sip.

You could figure out how to drill a hole in terrazzo, but when you break a few bits you go ask an expert. A legitimate cheat because it is not in a cheat free environment. You buy the hammer drill.

I told my students if you cheat, you are a cheater. Go ahead and cheat. I will catch you and to me you will be nothing more than a cheat. You will become known as a cheater because all people cheat and they know when you've cheated. When you stop cheating yourself you have grown up.

I am here to help. No one will ever look up your grade on this paper, but they will judge your integrity. I will help you edit your paper, but you must submit your work.

I did catch a few cheaters and showed them where they got their paste ups. Word got out and after a time I had no cheaters.

My colleagues would not allow their students to submit their papers on line. I used technology and insisted they use hyperlinks and footnotes.

If I didn't get the final draft by 11:59 PM on deadline day, they got an F.

It got to the point where I had students submit their work on time, but in class the next day acknowledge they recognized some shortcomings in their work.

I'd ask if they knew how to fix it. If they said yes I would say fix it. If they said no, I would say you should have come to me first.

Youngsters today don't have the knuckle crackling rulers like we did.

But they respect honesty.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:22 PM

62. I feel you

Smart phones alone made me nuts. I had Multiple lectures with 60 in Auditoriums and giving exams in there was ripe for cell phone cheats to pull up info. I had to roam the room like hell to catch them. And those suckers could Google an answer behind their back with one finger. And in the Field Exams with Tree and Plant ID with scientific names with 20+ students scattered in the woods. At that time other Natural resources schools had Dendrology ID sites that show photos and to give the answers. You had to stay alert then. Once I requested an answer in a lecture exam with a scientific term I never used. One of the D level students had it correct and spelled it perfectly. His spelling was atrocious anyway. So I had him in my office asked to pronounce the word and spell it. He had no clue. He got a zero on the exam for cheating. A second attempt would have had him out of my class.
I am so glad to be retired as an educator. Loved my job but that kind of student was sickening and multiplying. And the State kept requiring us to water down material for students with spelling problems or math deficiencies. I had to give them multiple choice math answers. And I had to give Scientific names lists to choose answers from cause Latin hurt their feelings. Damn it I had to learn hundreds and spell them all perfectly. We have been spoon feeding them too long. Zero critical thinking skills. That will be next for GQP college. Critical thinking stresses them out, (and would have them question the Bible)
Now you guys have GQP and illiterate parents threatening you.
Wish you best.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #62)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:36 PM

82. The best way to keep students from using cell phones ...

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for Internet searches during class is to use the WiFi jammers.
They were used in movie theaters, churches and any other place where you don't want to be interrupted by calls or text notifications.

But then the courts have ruled that Federal law prohibits the operation, marketing, or sale of any type of jamming equipment that interferes with authorized radio communications, including cellular and Personal Communication Services (PCS), police radar, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

I don't know why cellular should be included in this because most of us never had that capability during our schooling years. I'm thinking it might be for emergency purposes.
But if that was the case, why didn't we have a land line phone in every classroom for the same reason?

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #82)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:21 PM

88. Today's faculty

Have so much to deal with. I loved what I did, I was very proud to have been faculty, but I have no idea why one would choose that profession these days. Those that do are unsung heroís. Going from chalk, to white boards with dry erase markers to power point was great advances. And tech will continue to make teaching better, even for students, but, emotional stress from admin, State boards that wanna control your class, and budgets being slashed, hours up to 60+ a week, not to mention practically 24/7 being in your head, and now irate parents that have no clue, with hate, and throw in gun threats, damn.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #82)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:39 PM

89. This offers a promising direction. Change the law so that certain...

... environments can be protected from internet access. Like classrooms.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:26 PM

63. I never cheated, either, I never had to

Some kids cheat because they're lazy and others just to see if they can get away with it. A few of the smart kids cheated because they were competitive and thought a higher grade would mean something (it never did).

I resented the hell out of it when a kid would try to copy anything of mine, so I'd screw them up. I got to be good at it.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #63)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:38 PM

84. We had a guy in high school that would try and copy everyone else's homework ...

We started calling him Xerox.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:36 PM

65. Most of my college exams involved receiving blue notebooks


You received a page of questions and picked 3 to answer.

Exam week was scheduled so that every class had 1 four session. At the end of the four hours you submitted your notebooks and left exhausted. No one could cheat.

It was brutal and I loved it.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #65)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:17 PM

79. One of my history midterms,

I had pulled an all-nighter cramming. Got to the exam, which consisted of a few minor questions, and the major essay which we had 2 hours for. And a couple of blue books.

Checked out the essay question and panicked. I hadnít studied that area at all, and my mind and the blue book were blank. Guaranteed F so maybe I should just walk out. My mind was racing. With nothing to lose, I did the only thing I could think of, and began writing my essay:

ďWhile is historically important, more interesting historically is ď. I then wrote 2 blue books answering my own question.

When we went back to class, the professor handed back the graded exams but not mine, announcing I needed to see him after class for mine. Uh oh. That was a long class!

Went up afterwards and he said, ďHad I actually asked the question you answered, you would have gotten an A. I down-graded it to a B vs an F for quality and creativity. But if you ever try to pull something like that again, you will not only fail the exam but the class.Ē

Whew. Dodged a bullet my Senior year!

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:42 PM

66. It would be interesting to run it through chatGPT and ask it to reduce the reading level

And consolidate some of the paragraphs. Then run it through the scanners again.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:43 PM

68. crucifixion, first offense.

(Monty Python reference.)

Seriously - we've had extensive conversations about this on campus. We're now required to address the usability of AI in our classes on the syllabi.

To me, the answer is "it is never permissible." Not sure why anyone would feel otherwise.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #68)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 08:48 AM

102. Do you ever see a point where it will be accepted, similar to a calculator in math class?

Because it will be more important to know how to use the tools than it will be to research and write. I wonder if we will ever hit that point on a large scale. Iíve heard of individual classes or schools doing that.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #102)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 10:52 AM

104. For what?

Calculators help with the basic tasks students already know so they can focus on the more important problems theyíre asked to address.

I suppose thereís a role for AI in a similar fashion, but when it comes to writing an essay or term paper, I canít see it extending beyond what a dictionary or thesaurus might provide.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:06 PM

72. Graduation essay requirement

In order to graduate, four year degree, we had to write a 500 word essay. We went in one Saturday to learn the requirements and pick two topics we wanted to write about. Then on another Saturday, we showed up with nothing in hand. They gave us pencil and paper and two questions on each topic. We could write an essay on any of the four questions. I followed speech class format for writing my essay. If you passed, that was fine. If there was any doubt, more people would review the essay.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:09 PM

73. Please define......".AI" for those who do not understand the term...

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #73)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:10 PM

74. Artificial Intelligence. n/t

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Response to Coventina (Reply #74)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:12 PM

75. That is the student did "NOT WRITE THE PAPER", .........THE COMPUTER WROTE IT

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #75)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:12 PM

76. Exactly. n/t

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:14 PM

77. AI written material is easy to spot at this point.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:15 PM

78. If they are able to answer questions about what they wrote, then I'd let it go.

If they understand the material and can point out where in the paper they discuss a particular item and how they came to believe whatever it was that they "wrote", then they learned the material. If something else wrote it and they *still* know the content backwards and forwards, then does it really matter?

Of course, the likelihood is that anyone who gets an AI to write for them isn't going to take the trouble to read and parse what they are turning in.

I'm not sure this is any worse than buying old papers, but the clues are different. Ever seen a case where someone referenced the second edition of a book, when the current edition is the sixth? Oops.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #78)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 03:41 AM

97. Well, reading a book is certainly A LOT easier than writing one - and the same goes for term papers.

Writing a term paper might take a couple of weeks of fairly intense research and writing, while reading it might involve nothing more taxing than simply laying on the couch for an hour reading it.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:39 PM

85. Are there policies around the use of AI that students are aware of?

Guessing there are, in which case the student should have known better.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:44 PM

92. Sounds a whole lot like plagiarism...

At the school where I taught the first instance was cause for course failure. The second instance was cause for dismissal from the institution. It was written into the student code of conduct.

Serious stuff in higher Ed.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 12:32 PM

105. This incident begs the question...

I was taught the slide rule in 8th grade

I learned how to do long division with a pencil and paper in 6th grade

I learned cursive writing in 1st grade

In HS I was taught how to write a research paper by using the library, index cards with sources of the information and details I discovered.

With changing tools, inevitably comes changing needs of what skills to learn.

Adjustments must follow to what and how we teach our youth.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 12:54 PM

106. This is the future

Is it really cheating? How often have you used the function that suggests the best word? That is AI. The AI is only capable of generating outputs based on a person's inputs. Without the student's output, there would be no essay. This is the future.

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Response to SammySlytherin (Reply #106)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 01:01 PM

108. Not exactly. In this case, the students input would just be "Write a paper about physics" for exampl

They donít need to actually know anything about physics in this case. The AI does all the work.

Schools are going to eventually have to significantly retool how assignments work.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 01:53 PM

110. Papers will go the way of cursive handwriting and library book catalogs

 

They've always been a waste of time for most students. I've never had to write one in my professional career.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 03:23 PM

112. Learning to write teaches you to think in a clear organized fashion

You may never have to write a paper in your professional life, but I've had to write many audit reports, consulting findings and recommendations, policies and procedures, and technical instructional materials. If you can write a well organized term paper, the rest of these will be easy.

I've worked with computer science graduates who were never required top write a term paper. Many could not write a correct sentence. I would have to sit down with them, try to figure out what they meant, and write the findings and conclusions myself.

Someone who cheats at writing is just delaying their inevitable failure. An institution that allows this devalues their degree.

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