Nomination Station – Lesley and Matty are working their way through every movie nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in chronological order. They’re still only in the 1930s, but their reviews are funny, random, and they often provide their own sound effects.
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog – And Katie hath a new way to waste time.
Awkward Family Photos – It’ll make you feel better about your family. Hopefully.
From the pile of utter nonsense, the people you love are making you fat?!?!
These photos have been out for a while, but Katie can’t get over how gorgeous the Elle Vogue Plus Size spread is
There’s a great discussion of plagiarism in academia, and what drives it, over at Historiann. The comments are well worth reading, and I (Millie) am particularly taken with this bit, from a comment well down the page:
They’ve [students] been taught all along, they take the tutorials on the library website, they take the introductory English class (sometimes), but so little of this has sunk in because so many of them do not know how to separate the information conveyed in words from the words themselves. So few actually read or write anything that they don’t understand how to put ideas into their own words because they don’t have very many words — or ideas — at their disposal.
The discussion focuses on humanities and social sciences, but I’ve seen similar behaviour in TA’ing first year science courses, and it is an exasperating and depressing situation to try to fix.