Come on up to my desk; don’t be shy.
I want to talk about your paper.
No, really, it was great. I loved it the second time I read it, too.
Oh, don’t act all surprised. Did you think I was stupid?
Then let’s start over.
I don’t buy into the idea that we’re living in a new age of sloth and degradation. I don’t believe that just because the crimes get more attention, that means there are more crimes. I also don’t believe that the students who break Unwritten Rule #1 of Every Class Ever–that is, “do your own damn work”–are malicious, conniving creatures hell-bent on circumventing the rules. Most of the time, they didn’t understand the requirements. Or they thought they didn’t. Or they did, but they didn’t give themselves enough time to fulfill them.
I do, however, believe that we live in a unique age in at least one way: it is easier than ever to find work to plagiarize, and there are more clever ways than ever to get away with it.