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    (Original post by wolto)
    So I basically have to redo the whole statement? Even though it wasn’t online for a min, I can certainly change it with different words and different sentence and it wasn’t my completed ps I’m constantly updating it and changing how I kept words together
    Its your future, not mine. You can either rewrite it or run the risk that each of the universities to which you have applied, see your application as being plagiarised (UCAS doesn't make the decision, the universities do. UCAS merely tips them off).
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    So I basically have to redo the whole statement? Even though it wasn’t online for a min, I can certainly change it with different words and different sentence and it wasn’t my completed ps I’m constantly updating it and changing how I kept words together
    Basically no one can tell for sure if anyone did copy parts of your statement while it was up, so I would be safe and re write it anyway, if your satisfied that you've been changing it enough anyway then that's a choice you have to make when you submit
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    Basically no one can tell for sure if anyone did copy parts of your statement while it was up, so I would be safe and re write it anyway, if your satisfied that you've been changing it enough anyway then that's a choice you have to make when you submit
    Hopefully no one copied parts of it, my personal Statement was tailored for me I don’t see why someone will copy it and yh I have been updating and adding new lines
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    Hopefully no one copied parts of it, my personal Statement was tailored for me I don’t see why someone will copy it and yh I have been updating and adding new lines
    People may have copied things like sentence structure or the general vocabulary, if that happens both of you may be flagged but if they submitted first your PS might have a higher similarity, UCAS won't do anything unless it's 10% or more
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    People may have copied things like sentence structure or the general vocabulary, if that happens both of you may be flagged but if they submitted first your PS might have a higher similarity, UCAS won't do anything unless it's 10% or more
    Can I dispute anything at all? Do I have a chance to prove myself or show it was legit mine?
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    Changing words won’t help. Ucas run a similarity detector. If you substitute words or change the sentence structure slightly it would still be flagged.
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    (Original post by wolto)
    Can I dispute anything at all? Do I have a chance to prove myself or show it was legit mine?
    I think you can if the statement on the google doc was in an email made in your name, since you didn't post the actual statement here that works in your favour, if the similarity thing does come up you request the similarity report to see what exactly triggered it.
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    I think you can if the statement on the google doc was in an email made in your name, since you didn't post the actual statement here that works in your favour, if the similarity thing does come up you request the similarity report to see what exactly triggered it.
    Ohk yeah I have the proof so hopefully it won’t be flagged in the first place
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    Changing words won’t help. Ucas run a similarity detector. If you substitute words or change the sentence structure slightly it would still be flagged.
    I didn’t paste the plain text in here and the actual draft was in google docs, I think even if someone decided to steal it, he wouldn’t steal it word for word
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    (Original post by wolto)
    I didn’t paste the plain text in here and the actual draft was in google docs, I think even if someone decided to steal it, he wouldn’t steal it word for word
    They could.
 
 
 
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