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    So, in revision for one of my a-level history exams (it was about Nazi Germany), I revised a bit on Germany's involvement in World War 2, and why they lost the war. In that revision, I revised through a sample question/answer about Germany in WW2 given to me by the teacher and also taught myself some of the extracts that came from the sample answer. When the exam came, a question came up about the German's involvement in WW2 (although in the sample it was about whether or not it was the invasion of the USSR that caused Germany's eventual loss in the long run, whereas the exam asked whether or not it was Hitler's poor leadership that was responsible for Germany losing the war). I admittedly copied some extracts and facts from the sample answer (although they were mostly worded differently), while mostly giving out my own facts and arguments (especially helpful since the answer didn't explain certain aspects, nor did it even come with an introduction!). However, even if most of my exam answer would be my own, would the examiners be able to see that some parts of my work might sound familiar? Or would they not care or even know?
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    (Original post by Mongoose240799)
    So, in revision for one of my a-level history exams (it was about Nazi Germany), I revised a bit on Germany's involvement in World War 2, and why they lost the war. In that revision, I revised through a sample question/answer about Germany in WW2 given to me by the teacher and also taught myself some of the extracts that came from the sample answer. When the exam came, a question came up about the German's involvement in WW2 (although in the sample it was about whether or not it was the invasion of the USSR that caused Germany's eventual loss in the long run, whereas the exam asked whether or not it was Hitler's poor leadership that was responsible for Germany losing the war). I admittedly copied some extracts and facts from the sample answer (although they were mostly worded differently), while mostly giving out my own facts and arguments (especially helpful since the answer didn't explain certain aspects, nor did it even come with an introduction!). However, even if most of my exam answer would be my own, would the examiners be able to see that some parts of my work might sound familiar? Or would they not care or even know?
    The point of revision is to remember this stuff - you can't plagiarise in a closed book exam, surely!
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    The point of revision is to remember this stuff - you can't plagiarise in a closed book exam, surely!
    Thank you very much! Just needed to make sure. I did the same kind of thing with my one of my Sociology exams. Just to ensure, the examiners will not care or know about any sort of plagiarism if the actual exam answer itself comes from my memory?
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    (Original post by Mongoose240799)
    Thank you very much! Just needed to make sure. I did the same kind of thing with my one of my Sociology exams. Just to ensure, the examiners will not care or know about any sort of plagiarism if the actual exam answer itself comes from my memory?
    I don't see how it's possible at all.
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    I don't see how it's possible at all.
    Thank you!
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    Just remember for facts plagiarism is a lot harder to call out. If you put down a paragraph about German industry failing because you read so they are not going to go "hang on, I saw a book say that once must be plagiarized"
 
 
 
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