Over at Adventures in Ethics and Science, Janet has a nice post on the riff she gave to students this semester on plagiarism. I have to say, I too take plagiarism personally in that I cant imagine the students think I am that dumb not to be able to detect it –particularly in this day of Google and Turnitin.com. That said, I take a different tack with my (usually) honors classes – I stress the damage it will do to their future prospects. Plagiarism at ASU gets you a transcript grade of ‘XE’ which notes failure due to academic dishonesty. Thus, the student can kiss goodbye to any reputable graduate program, law school, or med school. This they take seriously.