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Sam Sackett <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:16:47 -0400
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There's a service on Google called Google Alerts.  It gives you what appears on the Internet -- news, blogs, and web -- about the subject you choose.  I signed up for it to get alerts about Huckleberry Finn, hoping I'd see any comments about my Huckleberry Finn Grows Up.  I haven't seen any yet.

But what I have seen is that almost every day some student is writing in saying he's been given a class assignment about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and wants somebody to do his homework for him; and/or some person or company is offering to provide an essay about Twain's classic.

I think if I were teaching Huckleberry Finn, I'd want to subscribe to this Google service to see what my students were doing; in fact, if I were teaching any book or books at all, I'd want to get Google Alerts on that book or those books.  Keeping students honest is a tough job, and this would help.

Sam Sackett