I met a Korean woman at the library of my university who is doing a master’s in English literature. I have no idea how she got into this program because her English is incredibly deficient. When she has a report to write, she always has to write it in Korean first, then translates everything into barely understandable English. What a time-consuming way to do it!
But the worst of all is that she is asking foreigner’s help (and waste their time) to correct every fucking paper she has to submit. She asked me once and I was baffled to see that she literally copies whole paragraphs from WikiPedia that she then pastes right into her papers as-is. WikiPedia! She always gets her analysis somewhere else on the Internet, it’s almost never her own creative work. Her papers are actually a collage of different paragraphs taken as-is from different sources, with some paragraphs of her own intermixed. This is a joke.
My question is: how serious Taiwanese universities are regarding cheating and plagiarism in general? Do they have policies in place to deal with that kind of practices? Do they take reporting of such practices seriously?