Ucas plagiarism policy Watch

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While writing my personal statement for psychology I obviously looked at many examples and I didn't copy any sentences word for word but I just took some ideas for about 3 sentences in the whole of my PS and made it relevant to myself of course. I know it shouldn't really be a big deal but I'm just too paranoid and can't stop thinking about it. I wanted to know exactly how much sentences or words does the 10% ucas policy represents?
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They just use that to scare you I reckon, you really think they'd do that. If you just put the wording differently a bit it would most likely by-pass the system. It's more a deterrent; who's UCAS has actually been withdrawn from such an occurrence.
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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
They just use that to scare you I reckon, you really think they'd do that. If you just put the wording differently a bit it would most likely by-pass the system. It's more a deterrent; who's UCAS has actually been withdrawn from such an occurrence.
Not to scare OP or anything as I'm sure he'll be fine. UCAS flag a lot of applications for plagiarism (I heard the figure was about 1-2%, although don't quote me on that). They don't withdraw the application, they just let the universities know and then they decide what they want to do about it.


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Ugh I'm so scared of this plagiarism thing! I haven't copied it whatsoever but it is them phrases like "I began learning spanish" or book titles that are in other personal statements that scare me 😂 I know it won't be flagged but I don't know its just scary
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