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people who don't bother....then scrounge off you and others at the last minute

Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary GuruPosts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Rant sorry...

This just really pisses me off. I had some history cw that had to be in way before xmas. I got it in fine...we were told that was the deadline and i worked my ass off. Then others haven't bothered until the last few weeks, got other people to send them theirs and came out with full marks :mad:
Maybe if i don't bother and get others to help me out i'll do better? Sorry it just really pisses me off when people get grades they don't deserve.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    im a bit guilty of that.

    You win some you loose some.
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are other people helping them or just letting them copy their work but just changing the wording slightly?
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Stuff like that pisses me off no end.

    Me and my flatmate do an identical course at uni and help each other with assignments, share resources and stuff but just copying his not on.
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    Are other people helping them or just letting them copy their work but just changing the wording slightly?
    well its not straight out copying....she would have put it into her own words
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd say I've been guilty of handing in essays extremely late a couple of times his year - everything just got on top of me and I procrastinated a lot.
    But no-one ever helped me with it. And people often get extremely annoyed if they see me getting away with handing things in late, and have a go at the teacher :s.
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    its just not fair im just as stressed, probably even more so with my parents and im sticking to deadlines....they had about 4 months longer!
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote:
    well its not straight out copying....she would have put it into her own words

    Of course.

    I can't believe earlier in 6th Form that there was someone who asked me if he could copy my maths homework twice - and yes, both times I did tell him no.

    I'm ok with it if it's only helping someone, like showing them what I've written so they get an idea of what needs to be written, but copying is wrong. (And what exactly does someone learn from copying?)
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i tend to leave essays to the last minute... some ppl just don't find it easy to sit down and do work till it's really desperate (it sounds like im being a lazy bastard but it really isn't that :P)... though i think copying someones entire essay isn't on... i highly doubt they wouldn't detect that though. :/
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I was doing A Level psych, they did that. Most of them hadn't done their coursework so just photocopied someone elses in the class and handed it in as their own. I honestly don't know how they got away with it :rolleyes:

    Ilora x
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote:
    its just not fair im just as stressed, probably even more so with my parents and im sticking to deadlines....they had about 4 months longer!

    That's crap (them, not you) everyone should have the same amount of time - we always did. And it was either if we didn't finish our work in time, tough luck or we'd have to stay behind after school and finish the work off.
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    That's crap (them, not you) everyone should have the same amount of time - we always did. And it was either if we didn't finish our work in time, tough luck or we'd have to stay behind after school and finish the work off.
    well they always put on sob stories so they get away with it
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmm, my bezzie always used to let me copy her [evil EVIL] trigonometry homework. In hindsight, I probably should've had it explained to me once again but our maths teacher was the demon headmistress and I just didn't fancy it, to be honest.

    If it's just a question of them being bone idle then this is probably one of those life lessons that it's good to learn as early as possible - people get away with plagiarising, being lazy and crap in every walk of life. You can either grass them up or suck it up, unfortunately.

    Don't let it get you down and start believing that you shouldn't bother, though. Actually doing the coursework, researching it, understanding it...all more important than the actual piece of work you hand in. You don't appreciate that now, especially if your mark is low compared to theirs, but it's the truth. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote:
    well they always put on sob stories so they get away with it

    maybe their excuses are true? :p

    in uni they won't get away with plaguerising anyway so let them get on with it... extending deadlines is still fair enough if needed IMO.
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The only decent thing about school; you could hand in coursework as late as you wanted and plagurise to your hearts content. I let friends copy me ocassionally i didn't mind.
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ah see, that's why stuff like media studies is so good, you have to write your own essays. Not like these micky mouse subjects like physics and maths where you can just get the answers handed to you on a plate.
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    muse- wrote:
    maybe their excuses are true? :p

    in uni they won't get away with plaguerising anyway so let them get on with it... extending deadlines is still fair enough if needed IMO.
    well no because 1 of them is my mate...she just didn't bother for ages and now complains that its all piled up :rolleyes:

    btw...i've been asked by one of the journalists to submit this as a rant! :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote:
    well no because 1 of them is my mate...she just didn't bother for ages and now complains that its all piled up :rolleyes:

    And what exactly does she expect? If it bothers her that much, she should do the work when it's set.
    well they always put on sob stories so they get away with it

    They shouldn't do - when I was off for 3 weeks at the beginning of last year, I was expected to catch up and do all the work that I'd missed. I certainly didn't ask for the dealine to be extended for me...
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    muse- wrote:
    i tend to leave essays to the last minute... some ppl just don't find it easy to sit down and do work till it's really desperate (it sounds like im being a lazy bastard but it really isn't that :P)... though i think copying someones entire essay isn't on... i highly doubt they wouldn't detect that though. :/

    Aye, same - Occasionally I had to at school - but that was because in two sciences - Physics and Chemsitry - the teachers managed to screw up - we re-did Chemistry experiemnt 10 times because it didn't work, then she said make it up. So I did, and she promtly lost my work. Bitch.

    Physics - I handed some in and it also disapeered. So the teacher said "copy this pupils" and gave it to me. Fine... if you say so.

    For A level it is probably far harder to get away with copying. I wonder if people do get away with it though?
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In IT we have to build programs to do a certain task. I often struggle at the start but get it in the end. My mate just copies bits from mine, he doesnt say hes going to copy, just has a look and says 'ooh thats good' and then it appears - IDENTICALLY - in his. But its not just me, its other people too, and it seriously pisses people off. For example, I had produced a report where I formatted the address of the customer in a very specific way. His was EXACTLY the same. When I asked him about it, he said he didnt know that mine was. Even though he'd seen it the lesson before and then created a report showing the same thing that mine did. Arse. I changed mine and it looks even better now though :p
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Boards Champion
    Ballerina wrote:

    btw...i've been asked by one of the journalists to submit this as a rant! :D

    And here it is A grade cheaters :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member The Mix Honorary Guru Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    **helen** wrote:
    And here it is A grade cheaters :thumb:
    I seethe with jealousy. (and no, I'm not being sarcastic. More bitter, than anything else)
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