Suppose one has this student who has submitted two pieces of work for evaluation after the end of term. In both pieces, said student has blatantly and flagrantly plagiarized online sources. Almost the entirity of both is copy/pasted.
Here's the rub, though: the plagiarism isn't done well. In one case, the plagiarism is of an unrelated subject outside of philosophy that happens to share its name with the philosophical topic. In the other case, the plagiarism is of the brief introductory paragraphs of online encyclopaedia articles, and does not draw from the more detailed information later in said articles. So, both pieces are failures, no matter what. Consequently, the student will fail the course, and not by just a little bit.
The quandary: should I bother meeting with the student and going through the apparatus of plagiarism reporting? Or, since the student has failed no matter what, should I just let it go?
I'm leaning towards the latter. Thoughts would be appreciated, however.
Edit: Fixed typo on "quandary".