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    I submitted some work for an English subject at a-level and having looked back at it today, realised that I left in a part which I was meant to completely remove. It suggests that I have plagiarised someone else's work when I wasn't actually meant to leave it in at all! Does anyone know what I can do about it as the work has already been sent off. Or, what are the consequences for getting caught?
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    (Original post by annabelle134)
    I submitted some work for an English subject at a-level and having looked back at it today, realised that I left in a part which I was meant to completely remove. It suggests that I have plagiarised someone else's work when I wasn't actually meant to leave it in at all! Does anyone know what I can do about it as the work has already been sent off. Or, what are the consequences for getting caught?
    Email your teacher ASAP to see if it has been sent off to the moderators yet
    If the exam board check it for plagiarism and it's found that you've taken words from another source, then that work could potentially get no marks :erm: does it just make it sound like you've copied something, or is it literally a quote taken from another source that you haven't credited?
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    It makes it sound like I copied something word for word which I didn't mean to do. I had several draft final pieces and in the rush to get it handed in, I printed off and handed in the wrong one (This was probably about a month ago).
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    Email your teacher ASAP to see if it has been sent off to the moderators yet
    If the exam board check it for plagiarism and it's found that you've taken words from another source, then that work could potentially get no marks :erm: does it just make it sound like you've copied something, or is it literally a quote taken from another source that you haven't credited?

    It makes it sound like I copied something word for word which I didn't mean to do. I had several draft final pieces and chose to continue to edit one which I wanted to use for the final piece (without the sentence from the article) in the rush to get it handed in, I printed off and handed in the wrong one (the one with the plagiarism in) The hand in date was probably about a month ago.
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    Contact your teacher, potentially even contact the exam board and tell them that you've sent in the wrong piece. Explain exactly what happened, why you had a part that appears to be plagiarised and maybe even attach the correct version.

    Rules on plagiarising are generally quite strict but there's leeway. You may have to live with it or find out that all your work is disqualified. You may get an exception to make amends. If you own up to the mistake they shouldn't have grounds to assume you did just copy the work. But you may just get told it's your own fault for leaving it late and not checking it.

    Get in contact ASAP and try to get it sorted.
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    (Original post by annabelle134)
    It makes it sound like I copied something word for word which I didn't mean to do. I had several draft final pieces and chose to continue to edit one which I wanted to use for the final piece (without the sentence from the article) in the rush to get it handed in, I printed off and handed in the wrong one (the one with the plagiarism in) The hand in date was probably about a month ago.
    The school's internal deadline may have been a long time ago, but that doesn't mean it's been sent off, it's still worth checking
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    The school's internal deadline may have been a long time ago, but that doesn't mean it's been sent off, it's still worth checking
    Okay. Thank you
 
 
 
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