Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Friday, December 31, 2010

Academic Mercenary

The man who writes term papers for college and graduate students, tells his side of the story:

The Shadow Scholar

As I would expect in our postmodern age, even some seminary students do this:

I do a lot of work for seminary students. I like seminary students. They seem so blissfully unaware of the inherent contradiction in paying somebody to help them cheat in courses that are largely about walking in the light of God and providing an ethical model for others to follow. I have been commissioned to write many a passionate condemnation of America's moral decay as exemplified by abortion, gay marriage, or the teaching of evolution. All in all, we may presume that clerical authorities see these as a greater threat than the plagiarism committed by the future frocked.

There is a sharp word to be said to the apparent, blissfully ignorant teachers and professors reading these things:

For those of you who have ever mentored a student through the writing of a dissertation, served on a thesis-review committee, or guided a graduate student through a formal research process, I have a question: Do you ever wonder how a student who struggles to formulate complete sentences in conversation manages to produce marginally competent research? How does that student get by you?




Blogger David said...

It similar to a pastor that goes from preaching a 30 minute drivel-spewing, rabit-chasing sermon to coherent, thought provoking sermomns. Makes you wonder where he's stealing his sermons.

12:49 PM, December 31, 2010  
Blogger thomas4881 said...

With national health care I'm starting to feel that the United States is turning into a giant public college.

7:29 PM, December 31, 2010  
Blogger Sir Aaron said...

This is a bit of a pet peeve with me. There needs to be a lot more people telling aspiring Pastors to get their act together. And some people just aren't meant for the pulpit.

7:10 PM, January 01, 2011  

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