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Mushrooming Syllabi


In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Thomas Bertonneau discusses the reasons why course syllabi have been mushrooming over the years: Students are less and less accustomed to academic work, more inclined to complain if things aren’t spelled out for them in minute detail, and apt to engage in plagiarism if written assignments are not carefully crafted to militate against it.


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