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Sunday, March 18, 2007


Intereting article from the UK on students plagiarizing their medical school application essays:

The study found that nearly 800 medical applications had personal statements containing phrases directly taken from three online example statements. Ucas said 370 applications contained a statement starting with "a fascination for how the human body works"

234 included a statement relating a dramatic incident involving 'burning a hole in pyjamas at age eight', and 175 candidates wrote about 'an elderly or infirm grandfather'.

From Freakonomics Blog


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