I was going through the homework that was turned in and I noticed that one girl's homework looked funny. I could see that a name of a student was erased on each of the four papers, some light scribbles were added over the erased name, and a new name was written. On the back of one of the pages the original name was still there.
I went over to the student and let her know that I can't give her credit for these homework assignments. Here's how the conversation went:
Me: "I can't give you credit for these homework since they are not yours."
Student: "They are mine. I have my name on them."
Me: "Yes, but I can see the name of [another student] and you've tried to cover it up."
Student: "But this is mine. She helped me."
Me: "The handwriting for the name is different than that of the work."
Student: "A different pencil was used."
Me: "It shouldn't matter what kind of pencil, it's not the same person's writing."
Student: "She help me with the work. I wrote my name on it."
Me: "So she did the work, and you just put your name on it."
Me: "I can't give you credit for that."
WHY? Are you kidding me??
Me: "YOU have to DO the work. If I gave you a test, she can't do all the work and then YOU put your name on it."
I guess I'm old fashion like that. Sorry.