Altogether, I am the most tolerant teacher you will ever meet. I don't mind student absences or tardiness. I allow them to hand in assignments late, or sometimes very late. I give them a chance to redo the exams that they failed. I'm always nice, welcoming, and understanding.
There is one thing, however, that awakens the monster in me. And that is plagiarism. Yesterday, I discovered two separate groups of plagiarists in one single course. I don't know what they were thinking handing in 5 identical assignments in a Spanish course. They could not have possibly thought that I wouldn't notice. Or did they? The thing that annoys me the most in the whole world is when people take me for a fool.
So now I'm off to class and I will dedicate a large portion of it to a conversation about plagiarism.
P.S. The point of the entire post was to vent. Urrrghhh, I'm so angry.