February 10, 2014
Rhodes Decision Sets Strict Standard for ‘Own Work’
Students take term papers to writing centers. Researchers revise one another’s articles. Academic life relies on such exchanges, yet demands original work. So how much help is too much?
Last month one authority set a strict new standard. The Rhodes Trust, which awards coveted scholarships to the University of Oxford, announced that in writing application essays, students from the United States cannot get any help at all.
Rhodes candidates have long had to certify that