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    Okay so the following refers to a biology coursework... We had to write an 'issue report' and I really didn't know what to do it on. I made friends with a girl who lives 2 hours away when I went on a volunteering holiday, and she sent me the coursework she had done and gotten full marks.
    I have not copied a single word at all, and you would find it impossible to find the same sentences in our work... But I have 'based' my coursework on hers. Thats to say I used a very very similar title and layed it out in roughly the same order. I made sure I used mainly different sources, but the title refers to a specific investigation carried out by a medical journal so I had to source that, as she had. So I was wondering, do the plagiarism machines that exams boards use look at this kind of thing? As I say, its entirely my own words, but there are obvious similarities between the too :|
    And yes I know it was wrong of me but whats done is done and tbh the worry of this since is not worth getting the good marks
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    Cheat.
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    While your classmates slogged it out, you used someone elses work instead of your own. Real classy.
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    I don't know though, the amount of sites online where you can find stuff like coursework and essays, these days if anything it's showing initiative. In maths, before you do a past paper yourself you get to see solutions of an other one first .. as an example of what it is based on. I don't know how similar yours is to hers, but personally I don't think its plagarism
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    I don't think so. It's not very ethical, but it's not strictly plagiarism.
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    I wouldn't say so, but honestly you should just do the work fully on your own, it may take extra effort but it's worth it in the end. I've never plagarised any work (except copying a 10-20 homework sheet that I've forgotten to do a couple of times).
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    You'll be fine.

    It is highly likely the exam board publishes exemplar material for that sort of thing anyway. As you say you didn't COPY you just based it upon that piece of work.

    Well done.
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    You'll get away with it (unfortunately, some might say).
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    I was accused of plagiarism for a piece of work that was entirely my own, and it made me feel crap. I don't really understand how people can copy other people's ideas and pass them off as their own...
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    it depends.
    A small percentage of courseworks get sent off for moderation and an even fewer percentage get checked in the anti plagiarism software.

    This will eat you up though - been through the same thing except accidental >.< I was bloody lucky and now I make sure I religiously cite and reference my work.

    If you haven't got any of the same sentences - you'll be fine. Of all the people doing the coursework in the country, do you really think you'll be the only two using that source?
 
 
 

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