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Your Be the Judge was written for ESL Services using scenarios that they provided us to devise. The videos are of a rehearsal that was used to assist cast members in remembering the scenes as they were improvisational, not script based. Due to class schedules, different cast members played different roles on different days.

These vignettes are rehearsals of scenes that were latter performed and workshopped in ESL Services classes at Brock University. The depict a work. in progress.


Lindsey Abrams, Mandi Bolger, Gemma Bordonaro, Yasmeen Concepcion, Aaron Drake, Maggie Hunter, Dylan Johnston, Jennifer McCormack, Mike Metz, Jaqui Noel, Sarah Patrick, Abbey Rollo, Demetri Tsioros, Lucas Vani

Scene 1 – You’ve Been Judged… With Perspective

If you were the judge how world you determine degrees of responsibility of either party and what type of action would you take?

Scene 2 – Do You Mind If I Sit Here?

Friends and classmates can exercise pressure ti have you cheat on their behalf? How easy is it to navigate such requests?

Scene 3 – Failure is Not an Option

What external factors might encourage you to cheat?

Scene 4 – The Price is Not Right

Different countries have different copyright laws an practices. What are your beliefs about photocopying the works of others’? How up to date are you on copyright laws?

Scene 5 – When in Doubt Fake It

Are mistakes in citations academic integrity offenses or should they be treated like grammatical errors? In this case it also appears to be an act of deception.  What options did the student have? What actions should the instructor take?

6 – Romeo La Femme

How does one acknowledge the contribution of others involved in group work? Are anyone’s ideas really original?

Scene 7- Memorized Speech

Believe it or not, this was an actual event.

Scene 8 – My Work/ Their Work

Scene 8 – My Work/ Their Work

Scene 9 – Self Plagiarism

Many are not aware that one much acknowledge previously completed work and can’t use the same work twice in assignments.