Richard A. Posner, “The Little Book of Plagiarism”

It’s like being in Law of Mass Comm again! Posner, a U.S. circuit court judge, takes a Socratic approach to defining plagiarism. This little book is packed with lots of big words.

THE LOWDOWN
Published: 2007, 128 pp.
Obtained via: Library
Date started: 11.28.07
Date finished: 12.7.07
What I liked: The generous use of examples in drawing an outline around what’s considered a pretty heinous offense.
What I didn’t like: The last chapter is a straight-up summary—this might work in English Comp I, but come on.
What I learned: There are two Lolitas, and the definition of plagiarism is a lot more complicated than I thought.

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