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Plagiarism rates reach epidemic levels as finals approach

Students may feel pressured to complete papers well and quickly, and with the accessibility of new technology (the internet) students can plagiarize by copying and pasting information from other sources. This is easily detected by teachers for several reasons. First, students’ choices of sources are frequently unoriginal; instructors may receive the same passage copied from a popular source from several students. Second, it is often easy to tell whether a student used his or her own “voice.” Third, students may choose sources which are inappropriate, inaccurate or off-topic.

Murray is an avid golfer who often plays in celebrity tournaments. His 1999 book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf, part autobiography and part essay, expounds on his love of the game. In Caddyshack, one of Murray’s earliest film roles, he plays greens-keeper Carl Spackler, who lives in the golf course’s tool shed.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.