Plagiarizing the Dream

Xy assigned her students to write a short essay reflecting on Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. One student turned in a neatly typewritten sheet. He claimed he wrote it himself, but the fact mere fact that it was neatly typewritten was enough to tip Xy off. Turns out it was the very text of the “I Have a Dream” speech itself. Xy confronted the student, but he stood his ground, insisting it was his own. She was really pissed off at the time, but when she told me, I thought it was hilarious.

2 thoughts on “Plagiarizing the Dream”

  1. i’d have loved to watch that exchange. “dude, i know you didn’t write this.” “no, really, it’s all my own words!”

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