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    The thing is that I sent my application in September, but now one girl from my college, who I was consulting during creation of my Personal Statement, seems to copy several sentences from it. She has not sent her application yet. If she does and plagiarism is found, will it affect me? If it does, would it affect the offers I already got?
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    (Original post by Justanick)
    The thing is that I sent my application in September, but now one girl from my college, who I was consulting during creation of my Personal Statement, seems to copy several sentences from it. She has not sent her application yet. If she does and plagiarism is found, will it affect me? If it does, would it affect the offers I already got?
    why would you even let her do that?! at least tell her to make the effort to paraphrase. if she starts copying stuff before she even APPLIES to a uni, how is she gonna manage it later?! copying is a big no-no!
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    (Original post by Justanick)
    The thing is that I sent my application in September, but now one girl from my college, who I was consulting during creation of my Personal Statement, seems to copy several sentences from it. She has not sent her application yet. If she does and plagiarism is found, will it affect me? If it does, would it affect the offers I already got?
    yes you both would get done for plagiarism
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    yes you both would get done for plagiarism
    Really? Even if I sent my application 4 months ago?
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    Important notion - I am not on her side neither, however I do not control her.

    Ok, so, if plagiarism is detected, will I be contacted by UCAS/universities?
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    (Original post by Justanick)
    Really? Even if I sent my application 4 months ago?
    it doesn't matter when you applied, if they find her statement has plagiarised they'll get in touch with you about it. Just explain this to her.
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    (Original post by KyleH123)
    it doesn't matter when you applied, if they find her statement has plagiarised they'll get in touch with you about it. Just explain this to her.
    Ok, thanks. How do you think, would it affect the offers I already have?
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    (Original post by Justanick)
    Ok, thanks. How do you think, would it affect the offers I already have?
    It doesn't matter. Just don't let it happen.
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    (Original post by KyleH123)
    It doesn't matter. Just don't let it happen.
    Well, it certainly does! Firstly, I already got the offers I needed, so the other universities can think of me whatever they want. Secondly, I cannot control that girl! I can tell her to be more careful, but I cannot check, what she did at the end of the day.
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    (Original post by Justanick)
    Well, it certainly does! Firstly, I already got the offers I needed, so the other universities can think of me whatever they want. Secondly, I cannot control that girl! I can tell her to be more careful, but I cannot check, what she did at the end of the day.
    If she applies with a similar statement, it will get caught and you both will be in trouble. Your offers could definitely be affected.
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    (Original post by KyleH123)
    If she applies with a similar statement, it will get caught and you both will be in trouble. Your offers could definitely be affected.
    Ok, thank you for these thoughts, I will try to fix the situation
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    (Original post by Justanick)
    Ok, thank you for these thoughts, I will try to fix the situation
    UCAS can't know who wrote it first - you could have copied and then sent your application earlier, but then she spent more time actually writing it so then applied later. So unfortunately for you they have to penalise both applicants.

    However, unis get to decide their own punishments and you will get to explain your side of things. You may be able to provide evidence such as earlier drafts that show it was yours. They may decide to be lenient, or may not care too much if the rest of your application is also good.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    UCAS can't know who wrote it first - you could have copied and then sent your application earlier, but then she spent more time actually writing it so then applied later. So unfortunately for you they have to penalise both applicants.

    However, unis get to decide their own punishments and you will get to explain your side of things. You may be able to provide evidence such as earlier drafts that show it was yours. They may decide to be lenient, or may not care too much if the rest of your application is also good.
    Ok, thank you
 
 
 
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