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Plagiarism

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited March 27 in Work & Study
For one of my GCSE English courseworks, I got an essay off the internet. As i had a lot of work to do at that time, for other subjects, i decided to give that essay in for rough draft and then later on I will change it. the teacher marked it and gave it a grade A.

This monday the teacher informed us that all courseworks will be sent off this friday. Due to some problems we had to complete some of the courseworks which we had not done, in this week. my teacher gave our folders out to see which courseworks were outstanding, which is when i realised i had forgotton to change the internet essay. when i asked my teacher if i could improve it, she said no its too late. today i gave in a changed copy of that essay and i asked her to replace it as i wasnt happy with the other 1. she said i will only replace it if this one is better and i seriously dont think it is as i used simpler language in this 1. i still said 2 her that i would want the new one to be put in, but she just said that i will read over it. i feel like a fool because i should have just confessed but i couldnt draw myself to do it.

incase the new 1 doesnt get put in, COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THE AUTHORITY/SCHOOL/EXAM BOARD OR WHOEVER, ARE GOING TO KILL ME OR ARE THEY GOING TO KILL ME?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you are caught, they'll disallow the coursework, you'll probably be pulled from the exam for that subject, maybe from all exams from that exam board, and possibly from all exams for GCSE.

    You deserve to be caught, cheaters just mess the grading up for everyone else, not to mention the fact that everyone else actually could be bothered to work.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I seem to remember from my when I did exams if they caught you cheating you get disqualified from that subject, and potentially all of them.

    They won't kill you. You killed yourself by cheating in the first place.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The best thing to do at this stage is to tell your teacher the truth, that the essay wasn't all your own work and that you submitted that one because you felt under too much pressure to get all the essays completed at once. The teach won't be happy with you, but at the end of the day that is better than not being allowed to sit any exams by that exam board, which is what will happen if the coursework gets submitted.

    I really hope you have learnt from this experience and that you're not going to consider letting your teacher submit the essay to the exam board.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Teachers/examiners google these days.
    Best confess.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I seriously doubt that they will kill you.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You'll be disqualified and they'll seriously doubt any other work you have done/will do either googled or done on your own.

    I actually did this with one essay but i changed a lot of it. Basically it was my own work. I kept the ideas and developed them. I didn't feel guilty because i knew it was 97% my own work.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can't believe i'm about to say this......

    Keep your mouth shut and swallow your shame, it's only a GCSE so it's not to hardcore. Don't bother cheating again as the more you go up the education ladder the more likly you are to get caught. I think you should just play it out and hope that you dont get caught, if you dont then count yourself lucky. If you do........ :shocking:

    Bopz
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree. Unless your teacher is insanely dead on and willing to switch the essays, you'd be better keeping quiet and hoping it's fine because you'll be buggered either way.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    whether you admit to it or get caught... you'll be disciplined either way.
    the honest thing to do is obviously to admit to it.
    but i'd say the probability of you getting caught, i'd say is quite small.
    and although you probably don't want a guilt trip - what you have done is very wrong, and if you are caught - you should expect some pretty dire consequences.
    you've got to take responsibility for your own actions, whatever that means?!
    it's up to you to decide what you are going to do.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well my friend you can get disqualified from all exams or just the one that you cheated in. i think that you messed up bad because english is very important in terms of GCSE. anyway i think that you should confess, it wont look as bad, but on the other hand, the chances of getting caught is about 5/25 because the teacher sends in a sample and its totally random. it will depend if you get chosen and i think that the enternal examiners recognise it. i doubt that they will "google" it unless its not usual for you to get good marks.

    hope it helped
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No, you're right of course, teachers don't "google"-they use highly specialised mind reading techniques to distinguish a false bit of coursework. :rolleyes:

    Teachers in my school have admitted they use the internet to check out coursework because it is very important when they are working out the grade curves etc for A levels/AS/GCSE in chief examiner's reports.

    If your coursework has been sent off as part of the sample rest assured you will be caught.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    at the end of the day it's just gcse english. i would tell my teacher to accept the second one, but its up to you.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's not just GCSE english, it matters, it skews the grades, it's the difference between a potential a-level or not. It's an attitude to work.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    music composition

    for my composition 2 for music gcse, i copied a piece of music from an old music book of mine, which i changed slightly. if my composition is moderated i'll get caught won't i?
    will i get thrown off all of my gcse courses? :confused:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    jeezus if the government can get away with it why shouldn't you :eek:
    oh ok so they didn't get away with it but it took them ages to get caught out.
    chill... if it happens it happens if not waaahaaay.
    just don't do it again it ain't worth the stress
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Most of my GSCE's were other people's essays.... :lol: Oh the joys of free essay sites....

    Ilora x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Plagarism is a very serious offence. I don't know what the rules are for schools, but if you plagarise at uni you can be thrown off the degree. Not worth it!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can see why people plagiarise at GCSE but someone must be reeeeeally desperate to try and plagiarise at University level, they definitely shouldn't be at uni if they do that lol.

    Ilora x
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    BunnieBunnie Posts: 6,099 Master Poster
    as everyone keeps saying, your english GCSE is so important! you best bet is to own up now, and explain to your teacher. altho there may only be a slight chance of you getting caught, is it worth risking it? i dont think u can even re sit with that exam board if you have been caught cheating, and im not sure how you would go about finding another one. your teacher will know how to advise you, and give you your options. its highly likely she has come across this before, and wont be too shocked.
    if by some chance you do manage to get away with it, you will feel guilty forever more, coz you will always be reminded of it when applying for college, uni and jobs x
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    BunnieBunnie Posts: 6,099 Master Poster
    chonyx wrote:
    for my composition 2 for music gcse, i copied a piece of music from an old music book of mine, which i changed slightly. if my composition is moderated i'll get caught won't i?
    will i get thrown off all of my gcse courses? :confused:

    music is a bit different, if you have made it sound different and not yet done the write up for it, i would recommend quoting the piece of music, and saying you have done a variation of it, and then babble on about how you have made it better!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Most of my GSCE's were other people's essays.... :lol: Oh the joys of free essay sites....

    Every time you post something you seem to plumb new depths of arrogant pretentious stupidity. When will you stop, because I keep being astounded at your new lows.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    chonyx wrote:
    for my composition 2 for music gcse, i copied a piece of music from an old music book of mine, which i changed slightly. if my composition is moderated i'll get caught won't i?
    will i get thrown off all of my gcse courses? :confused:

    If you've changed most of t, I can see it really mattering.

    IIRC, you'll only get kicked off the one GCSE - unless you've cheated in all your ther exams and coursework.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Seriously though, GCSE's aren't even hard. Just fucking do the work yourself, thats what everyone else has to do. Pisses me right off.

    I did my GCSE's 3 years ago and didn't dare to copy a thing - and I'm no geek. I just decided I wanted to be proud of my results and to be able to honestly say that I worked hard for them.

    I hope you all get caught. I don't care one bit how harsh that sounds.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Seriously though, GCSE's aren't even hard. Just fucking do the work yourself, thats what everyone else has to do. Pisses me right off.

    I did my GCSE's 3 years ago and didn't dare to copy a thing - and I'm no geek. I just decided I wanted to be proud of my results and to be able to honestly say that I worked hard for them.

    I hope you all get caught. I don't care one bit how harsh that sounds.

    I'm the same - I'm doig my GCSEs nw (firs exam is end of May) and haven't copied anything and don't dare to. At the end of the day, the exam boards are seeing how well YOU do and not what everyone else does. Yeah, I got alot of help with my work but I do what I can and have done the work myself.
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