Controlled assesment plagerism?

Announcements Posted on
Four things that unis think matter more than league tables 08-12-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Currently resiting english language in a different school

    As my controlled assessment wasn't seen by AQA last year, could I possibly use some paragraphs for future controlled assessments? Right now, my class are doing the Spoken Language assessment, would it be bad if I used the introduction and maybe 1 paragraph from my previous work which was the same question?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by zukkalik)
    Currently resiting english language in a different school

    As my controlled assessment wasn't seen by AQA last year, could I possibly use some paragraphs for future controlled assessments? Right now, my class are doing the Spoken Language assessment, would it be bad if I used the introduction and maybe 1 paragraph from my previous work which was the same question?
    Maybe you can just use the mark you got for that. I don't actually know btw the answer whether it's acceptable to simply copy and paste it - which I wouldn't do btw just for safety measures. Maybe paraphrase, but definitely not copy. that's a bad idea.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kiritsugu)
    Maybe you can just use the mark you got for that. I don't actually know btw the answer whether it's acceptable to simply copy and paste it - which I wouldn't do btw just for safety measures. Maybe paraphrase, but definitely not copy. that's a bad idea.
    I don't THINK i can use the mark, i'm probably going to paraphrase it though
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by zukkalik)
    I don't THINK i can use the mark, i'm probably going to paraphrase it though
    I would first check if you can use the mark. Don't tell them your plans of paraphrasing or whatever, just ask the question in general.

    Read: http://www.jcq.org.uk/Download/exams...n-examinations

    Basically plagiarism is copying someone else's work (with certain conditions). But because it's your work, by definition it's not plagiarism.

    I would definitely not just copy and paste it but I would paraphrase your work because that will save time given it's basically the same question - obviously try to improve it and match it exactly to the question if you can.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Paraphase. Don't copy word to word. Change it around.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by starfab)
    Paraphase. Don't copy word to word. Change it around.
    Your Controlled Assessment shouldn't be done in advance at all - so opportunities for copying and pasting don't exist. You can do some plans, but pre-drafting and copying is against the rules and risks the school being disbarred.

    Essentially, CA is like an extended exam with pre-preparation.

    Unless you actually mean coursework?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lwaxanna)
    Your Controlled Assessment shouldn't be done in advance at all - so opportunities for copying and pasting don't exist. You can do some plans, but pre-drafting and copying is against the rules and risks the school being disbarred.

    Essentially, CA is like an extended exam with pre-preparation.

    Unless you actually mean coursework?
    Yes. But in controlled assessment you soemetimes get the title before hand, whereby tou can think about what to wrte. Im not encouraging chwating but i have known people to actually learn their whole essays off by heart. If this is the case, then here OP has already done an essay(maybe as coursework) so wouldn't be wise to write word to word.
    I suppose you could just argue and say to write from scratch, but you wouldn't believe that when you've already done the assessment/essay how many sentences are actually stuck in your head and unknowingly you could be copying it. I've done that for my practices. Besides, what's the point of rewriting from scratch when you've already done the essay once. You're only copying yur own work and even that paraphrasing.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 25, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Do you think you'll achieve your predicted A Level grades?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier

OMAM

Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

Notes

Revision Hub

All our revision materials in one place

Love books

Common grammar and vocabulary problems

Get your questions asked and answered

Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.