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    Hi.

    After spending months of work on my EPQ, my supervisor mentioned to me that he's not gonna be submitting in my EPQ as I've apparently just copied chunks of information from the internet.

    What I don't understand is that I have referenced all off my work, completed all the EPF's and I haven't just took information from the internet but books too. Really stressing out now as I'm not going to have enough UCAS points. Any help on what I should do???
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    (Original post by F000S)
    Hi.

    After spending months of work on my EPQ, my supervisor mentioned to me that he's not gonna be submitting in my EPQ as I've apparently just copied chunks of information from the internet.

    What I don't understand is that I have referenced all off my work, completed all the EPF's and I haven't just took information from the internet but books too. Really stressing out now as I'm not going to have enough UCAS points. Any help on what I should do???
    This is tough - sounds like you need a detailed discussion with your supervisor and then maybe whoever's responsible for EPQs in your school or college. It's difficult to advise you without more information.
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    (Original post by The Learn Ranger)
    This is tough - sounds like you need a detailed discussion with your supervisor and then maybe whoever's responsible for EPQs in your school or college. It's difficult to advise you without more information.
    Yeah I will speak to him about it tomorrow. My Epq was about a person I chose, who was a philopsopher/Scholar of his time and how he had revived the specific religion I chose.

    I first wrote a biography about him got the information from books and internet. Next on how he actually revived the religion. I got all the information from different websites and a few books. I have referenced everything and now I'm being told that I just copied chunks of information.


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    (Original post by F000S)
    Yeah I will speak to him about it tomorrow. My Epq was about a person I chose, who was a philopsopher/Scholar of his time and how he had revived the specific religion I chose.

    I first wrote a biography about him got the information from books and internet. Next on how he actually revived the religion. I got all the information from different websites and a few books. I have referenced everything and now I'm being told that I just copied chunks of information ( what a waste of time!


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    Be honest: did you copy-paste entire paragraphs?
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    (Original post by VannR)
    Be honest: did you copy-paste entire paragraphs?
    No I wouldn't say all off it but majority of paragraphs I did, it wasn't all from the same source though.


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    (Original post by F000S)
    No I wouldn't say all off it but majority of paragraphs I did, it wasn't all from the same source though.


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    If you copy/pasted the majority of it, even if from different sources, then you are in the wrong,
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    (Original post by F000S)
    No I wouldn't say all off it but majority of paragraphs I did, it wasn't all from the same source though.


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    I'm sorry, but that is plagiarism. The use of references does not excuse word-for-word copying from other sources which are not direct quotations - the narrative has to be original.

    You really should have looked into what does and does not count as plagiarism before you submitted your EPQ.
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    (Original post by F000S)
    No I wouldn't say all off it but majority of paragraphs I did, it wasn't all from the same source though.
    http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do...icb.page342054
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    (Original post by F000S)
    No I wouldn't say all off it but majority of paragraphs I did, it wasn't all from the same source though.Posted from TSR Mobile

    (Original post by VannR)
    I'm sorry, but that is plagiarism. The use of references does not excuse word-for-word copying from other sources which are not direct quotations - the narrative has to be original.

    You really should have looked into what does and does not count as plagiarism before you submitted your EPQ.
    Plagiarism is really serious! Is there any reason why you copied and pasted chunks of text? If you were struggling you should have asked your supervisor for help in the first instance. I'm not sure what you can do now though apart from having a discussion with your supervisor :/
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    (Original post by VannR)
    I'm sorry, but that is plagiarism. The use of references does not excuse word-for-word copying from other sources which are not direct quotations - the narrative has to be original.

    You really should have looked into what does and does not count as plagiarism before you submitted your EPQ.
    Oh man I'm screwed. I've went on some plagiarism checker sites uploded my essay on to it and about 13% is copy and paste. How should I solve this problem? Should I quotation marks or change it into my own words?? Any ideas?


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    (Original post by F000S)
    Oh man I'm screwed. I've went on some plagiarism checker sites uploded my essay on to it and about 13% is copy and paste. How should I solve this problem? Should I quotation marks or change it into my own words?? Any ideas?


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    Following Exon's post, it would be prudent for you to look up the specifics of plagiarism and how it can be rectified on the following page:

    http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do...icb.page342054

    Notice how I credited Exon for the idea which I wanted to use, but which I did not come up with. The idea was created by someone else, and so I credited them for it.
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    (Original post by Leanney)
    Plagiarism is really serious! Is there any reason why you copied and pasted chunks of text? If you were struggling you should have asked your supervisor for help in the first instance. I'm not sure what you can do now though apart from having a discussion with your supervisor :/
    I just thought that it may not have been possible to detect as the websites I was using were not really well known but guess I was wrong :/ Yeah will be speaking to my supervisor by tomorrow when I see him.


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    the arguments need to be your own work supported by quotes and notes from different sources. ive done one as well with issues of differences of opinion between myself and the marker but this was resolved to get a strong c in the end. however you need to do your own work
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    (Original post by F000S)
    Oh man I'm screwed. I've went on some plagiarism checker sites uploded my essay on to it and about 13% is copy and paste. How should I solve this problem? Should I quotation marks or change it into my own words?? Any ideas?


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    (Original post by F000S)
    I just thought that it may not have been possible to detect as the websites I was using were not really well known but guess I was wrong :/ Yeah will be speaking to my supervisor by tomorrow when I see him.


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    So you knowingly cheated? Yes, you are deservedly screwed.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    So you knowingly cheated? Yes, you are deservedly screwed.
    bit harsh i think support is a better option,

    but if you are able to reword the project to show that you have proposed the arguments then support them with the sources. if you are struggling to propose the argument paraphrase the source and then use it to support as this looks like you have selected your sources well rather than just copied them. if you need any help i am more than happy to try
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    (Original post by Rhigh1)
    bit harsh i think support is a better option,

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    If the OP had misunderstood what he was meant to do then I would have had some sympathy. However, he admitted copying from obscure websites in order to try to fool the plagiarism checkers. Therefore no sympathy whatsoever.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    If the OP had misunderstood what he was meant to do then I would have had some sympathy. However, he admitted copying from obscure websites in order to try to fool the plagiarism checkers. Therefore no sympathy whatsoever.
    then whatever happens before submitting we can try and help to achieve a grade. At least he has acknowledged a mistake has been made and now we can try and rectify it.

    what did you do your EPQ on?? mine was on class issues within the British education system.
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    (Original post by Rhigh1)
    then whatever happens before submitting we can try and help to achieve a grade. At least he has acknowledged a mistake has been made and now we can try and rectify it.

    what did you do your EPQ on?? mine was on class issues within the British education system.
    Why is he deserving of help? He tried to cheat.

    I haven't been in education for many years.
 
 
 
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