A journalist for the Retraction Watch website accused classmates of “cheating” while at university and criticised examiners for not finding her work “interesting.”
Shannon Palus, who trolls academics on the Retraction Watch website, does not have that rosy a background while studying at McGill University, it has been learned. Shannon Palus joined Retraction Watch in 2015 and has been fundamental in its attacks of academics who have had mishaps during the publishing process.
But Shannon Palus’s time at university was not as glowing as she expects university professors to be. In 2012 she accused classmates of “cheating” as a reason why her university would not divulge an exam’s location. In 2011 she criticised McGill University examiners of her anthropology work for making her learn the “hard way” not finding her work “rhetorically interesting.” Shannon Palus also criticised the university for making her exams close together and considered blaming potential failings at an exam on “goodbye cocktails” and considered leaving an exam to buy contraception.