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Shannon Palus, a journalist for the Retraction Watch website, accused classmates of “cheating” while at university and criticised examiners for not finding her work “interesting.”


Retraction Watch journalist accused classmates of ‘cheating’ and tutors of making her learn ‘the hard way’

A journalist for the Retraction Watch website accused classmates of “cheating” while at university and criticised examiners for not finding her work “interesting.

Retraction Watch's Shannon Palus criticised examiners of her work and accused peers of cheating.

EXAM WOES: Retraction Watch’s Shannon Palus criticised examiners of her work and accused peers of cheating. Courtesy: Obtained from Twitter (@shanpalus).

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.

4 comments

  1. Neuroskeptic says:

    This post establishes nothing other than the fact that Shannon Palus was once a student and once made some remarks about her university course.

    What exactly are you trying to imply here?

    I also think that you may be unclear on the meaning of the word “troll” since Retraction Watch is pretty far from being one. Perhaps you could get in touch with an organization that has expertise in these matters?

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