The BOF once again ambles into controversy, solves it with the judicious application of JustEnoughTechnology and ambles off looking for new challenges.
The BBC reports that University students are copying work and Universities find it difficult to detect and are indecisive in dealing with it. Upon payment of a Very Large Consultancy Fee the BOF will solve this problem. He will issue students with pen and paper and require all coursework to be presented in longhand.
Previous generations of academics will have drawn the logical conclusion but the BOF fears that present lecturers whose contact with literacy seems to be limited to retakes of a multiple choice questionnaire may need to have it explained.
Academic work is neither copy typing nor journalism.
At university level course work should comprise the gathering of information, reviewing and criticising it and using analytical skills to produce an original, coherent and complete essay. The need to produce a handwritten final draft will ensure that the work is started sooner and uses the minimum number of words. The drudgery of copying the work of another will be a powerful disincentive.