Hey /lit/, how do you respond to an accusation of plagiarism?
After turning in a half-baked research paper abstract for grading, my English professor accused me of plagiarizing and slapped a zero on the assignment. It's is a first for me, and I have no idea how to approach this. What do?
Checking for this kind of thing is simple for professors. It would probably be easy for him to provide proof.
OP you blew this one- hopefully your grade is enough to cushion the fall, if not you hopefully have enough time to mend it.
Outside my thesis not being especially clear and specific, nope. I did formulate the thing on a late night homework binge, but I guess it was just vague enough to trigger something.
That's the unfortunate thing, we've had only a handful of graded work and this paper is so heavily weighted it dropped me significantly.
I just hope whatever algorithm their plagiarism checker uses doesn't trigger on the final draft, but if it hit...
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If so, where do I start?
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The bible is terribly written. Some of you motherfuckers champion it as fact, yet even as a work of metaphors and symbols its still shit. Why does /lit/ like it so much?
Is he right, /lit/? It does seem like the publishing world has become more and more commercial, with success having little to do with the actual art
It is not wrong that publishing is about commercial success and not art, it is wrong to think that publishing has ever been about anything else.
Gutenberg printed bibles because he knew they would sell.
its always been this way. hawthorne famously lamented that the best selling books of his time were sentimental trash churned out by a "damned mob of scribbling women," melville died believing he was a failure, kafka too (most of his work was pulished posthumously). just a few examples.
Which translation of K. Bros is the best? I just picked up pic related from Goodwill for 65 cents, but if I'm going to invest the time/effort required then I want to read the best/most enjoyable/preferably least stuffy translation of it.
Why did Socrates let himself die?
How does one do philosophy now that Nick Land has finished it?
Read deleuze and guatarri on amphetamines then make audio visual interpretations to capture the essence.
Can someone explain this photo to me?
Does it mean that the book hits you like a brick when you read it?
Hurry, I'm about to check out at Barnes and noble and I need to decide between crime and punishment or the sound and the fury
Best poker books?
Pic related is pretty much it. Start with Sklansky and go for The Doyle™. Hansen is pretty good because of the really cool structure, it's really an epic tournament. Caro and Harrington are good side books. Also, watch jcarver on twitch. shit helps more than you think. and play a LOT, really.
I forgot something: even though super system is the obvious go-to, its general influence has the side effect of defining how most mediocre players play. Most people sitting on 0.5/1 at pokerstars will have read it and will play religiously following it, so don't fall for the temptation to play like them and instead use that to getting reads into them. For example, Doyle reccomends leadbetting in a flop with a 4-flush, and there are players who ALWAYS do that. try to get those types of tells.
Am I the only one that reads the final pages first? It makes the book twice as meaningful.
Say what you want about this man, but you have to admit that his prose is good
I love Franzen but his prose isn't very good. In fact, it's probably his biggest inadequacy.
I am not a native English speaker can someone explain how this proverb means? It does not seem to make sense for me.
What are some good books about masculinity that you've read?
I guess there are lots of bad ones, hence the question.
Is this sentence correct?
>It couldn't had been a complete lie.
>advocate fascism and proto-eugenics
>be called the greatest philosopher
Why is greek philosophy such a disaster? Platonics, stoics, cynics, epicureans, none of these doctrines could sustain a state and be exercised by all men. Shouldn't virtues be ubiquitous, and not just for select group of pampered manbabies?
>mfw nu-male libcucks get triggered by antique virtue and master morality
in the history of all human thought?
Tip: when you read it, you can search for some studies from Etienne Gilson to be more clearly.
How much better do you think you are than the people around you?
It's hard to quantify. I really relate to DFW's line in End of the Tour, to paraphrase "Yes I think I'm pretty smart when I'm by myself and I have time to think and write, but when I'm in a conversation I can't keep up with you"
Keeps me humble desu. But maybe 20% better?
What will you do once you get published, anon?
ITT: we discuss a god-tier fantasy epic
Why is every single fantasy book a series? I understand that Tolkiens book was cut up into smaller pieces because of post-war paper shortages but everytime someone tells me about a fantasy epic it's one of like 10 books. That's too much, man.
Does Anon find the naming of chapters and book parts tacky or as a form of badassery? I tend to float towards badassery myself.
Where should I start? Waves?
>Reflect on yourself then read Waves.
What did he mean by this?
>Depends. What's your endgame?
I'm not necessarily planning on reading all her works, if that what you mean (although I might if I like her enough). I'm just looking for a good book.
I think her books are comfy but full of clichés and, at least Pride & Prejudice and Emma, the two I've read, end in ridiculous deus ex machina-- everyone suddenly marries, the problems are suddenly resolved, and they all live happily ever after. So many of the characters seem one-dimensional and are giving endings befitting Austen's presumable moral judgment of them. Her comic characters are genuinely funny I'll admit.
There's nothing particularly insightful about her social satire (yes, we all know how hypocritical, patriarchal, and shallow high...
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Your complete inability to empathize with someone living in the late 18th century proves that you're too young and stupid to appreciate even the most basic literature, like Jane Austen's. Let us only say that people more scholarly than you, for almost two centuries, have demonstrated that Jane Austen is an important element in the English canon, and if you're unable to see that, just drop it. You're a retard. Better to accept it now that deny it your whole miserable life.
Any good books that deal with the importance of physical exercise? Or the link between physical prowess and literature?
What are other books that focus on food, hunger, perhaps anorexia and everything that falls into this brackets other then Hamsun's "Sult" and Kafka's "Hunger artist"?
I am thinking about reading this guy. How would you rate him compared to other postmodernists? Is Unbearable lightness of being the best entry point?
try "The joke" or "The ignorance" instead. He is rather specific and hermetic, national with his writings about the exile from a communist country to a free country.
You can also try his theoretical writings about novel genre.
Unbearable (...) is just boring as hell.
somewhat insightful on relationships
other then that makes big points against communism and what it was like to live in that time
also >going around town washing windows and fucking broads ftw
Also I think Immortality is what he thought was his magnum opus
Who are the most profound writers of the 20th Century?
Pic related is monumental in its significance to mankind
>violence has declined
that's some serious last-man shit. Thank god that the third world is still a violent hellhole otherwise we'd give up violence entirely and live under a horrific dystopia.
what are your best words /lit/? personally, all words are equal to me