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Man I appreciate that you are very keen to help me, but I have already told you everything, there is nothing more to say, I have plagiarised a paper, the professor has found out the paper I have used and sent it to the committee.

Would you be able to contact your friends and ask them about their situation in detail ?












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Hey message me the exact circumstances of your project - everything (don't leave anything out). I'll see how I can help you.

Whatever you do - don't panic. It's going to be OK - you made a mistake but what's done is done.

I can't officially advise you but I can probably give you some tips.
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If anyone else had experienced or witnessed such situation, please share it with me. Thanks everyone !
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In my first year of University, I had committed two plagiarism offences within the space of weeks, back to back assignments, the reason for the plagiarism was, I foolishly colluded with a friend and we completed the work for both assignments on the same day (I told him not to copy but it seems like he did) we were both subject to a meeting with the committee, for the first offence they did let me off as I admitted to collusion with the other student (we had our meetings on the same day with a gap of one hour between each other)The second time of the offence I was quite shocked because it was around 55% similarity compared to the first offence that had over 70% similarity, they did give me the usual talk and told me that since it was my second offence I'd be awarded a mark of Zero however I had to also resubmit an edited version and would be marked the resubmitted version would be be capped at a mark of 40 (I'm surprised they didn't fail me for the module) However I was told as a third offence in the first year, I would most likely be given a mark of 0 for the module as well as possibly being removed from the course altogether.

They did however show me possible outcomes if I had committed the offence in the 2nd and 3rd years, the committee would show little remorse and I would possibly have to pay a fine as well as removal from the course (not for the first offence but for the 2nd or 3rd, in the 3rd year of study) the first offence in the 3rd year wouldn't be too harsh in my opinion, however I would advise that you DO NOT LIE, especially since they have evidence of your plagiarism, it would make no sense, they could even fail you from the course if you do lie, so yeah, be truthful, tell them what had happened (if you were stressed at the time, if you had an illness, bring evidence of these mitigating circumstances and show them this)

Good luck and stay strong!
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Many thanks for sharing your story, very appreciated !

May I ask in which uni were you in ?
When accused of plagiarism, did your professor DIRECTLY submit your paper to the plagiarism committee ? or did you have the chance to talk to him/her first ?


(Original post by iDark0de)
In my first year of University, I had committed two plagiarism offences within the space of weeks, back to back assignments, the reason for the plagiarism was, I foolishly colluded with a friend and we completed the work for both assignments on the same day (I told him not to copy but it seems like he did) we were both subject to a meeting with the committee, for the first offence they did let me off as I admitted to collusion with the other student (we had our meetings on the same day with a gap of one hour between each other)The second time of the offence I was quite shocked because it was around 55% similarity compared to the first offence that had over 70% similarity, they did give me the usual talk and told me that since it was my second offence I'd be awarded a mark of Zero however I had to also resubmit an edited version and would be marked the resubmitted version would be be capped at a mark of 40 (I'm surprised they didn't fail me for the module) However I was told as a third offence in the first year, I would most likely be given a mark of 0 for the module as well as possibly being removed from the course altogether.

They did however show me possible outcomes if I had committed the offence in the 2nd and 3rd years, the committee would show little remorse and I would possibly have to pay a fine as well as removal from the course (not for the first offence but for the 2nd or 3rd, in the 3rd year of study) the first offence in the 3rd year wouldn't be too harsh in my opinion, however I would advise that you DO NOT LIE, especially since they have evidence of your plagiarism, it would make no sense, they could even fail you from the course if you do lie, so yeah, be truthful, tell them what had happened (if you were stressed at the time, if you had an illness, bring evidence of these mitigating circumstances and show them this)

Good luck and stay strong!
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No problem at all, this was at the University of Huddersfield, when I was accused of Plagiarism I was given no chance to speak with the professor regarding the errors I made and therefore he/she submitted the paper directly to the Committee for review, I do wish I had the chance to speak with him/her first, however I was not given that leniency sadly.
(Original post by maxlian)
Many thanks for sharing your story, very appreciated !

May I ask in which uni were you in ?
When accused of plagiarism, did your professor DIRECTLY submit your paper to the plagiarism committee ? or did you have the chance to talk to him/her first ?
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Soon I will have the chance to speak to the professor, however I am not sure if he has already submitted the paper to the committee, because he said that the paper was with the external marker now. Do you know if the professor can submit the paper just after he has marked it, or he has to wait for both second and external markers ?

When you met the committee, did you just admit it ? did you also apologies or said anything else ?
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No problem at all, this was at the University of Huddersfield, when I was accused of Plagiarism I was given no chance to speak with the professor regarding the errors I made and therefore he/she submitted the paper directly to the Committee for review, I do wish I had the chance to speak with him/her first, however I was not given that leniency sadly.
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From my knowledge, the professor compares the work you submitted directly to the student you have plagiarized from. They then add comments as to why he/she thinks this is plagiarized content along with a copy of the other students work for comparison to the committee. However if it has been given to the external marker, it's most likely that marker has provided the paper for review to the committee with the same evidence and an explanation as to why. However in your case they may have to wait for both markers to review it, though I do think the External marker has enough jurisdiction in this case.

I apologized for doing what I did and stressed that I would not operate with such foolishness in the future as it would reflect on my grades directly, make sure your apology is sincere and that you're serious because they will be reading out the penalties and will also ask if you accept that you plagiarized or if you deny it, they'll perform an investigation (I doubt they would need to since they have the evidence for everything)
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Soon I will have the chance to speak to the professor, however I am not sure if he has already submitted the paper to the committee, because he said that the paper was with the external marker now. Do you know if the professor can submit the paper just after he has marked it, or he has to wait for both second and external markers ?

When you met the committee, did you just admit it ? did you also apologies or said anything else ?
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All right, thanks for your time man, very appreciated ! I hope it goes well, I m literally shi**ing my pants
(Original post by iDark0de)
From my knowledge, the professor compares the work you submitted directly to the student you have plagiarized from. They then add comments as to why he/she thinks this is plagiarized content along with a copy of the other students work for comparison to the committee. However if it has been given to the external marker, it's most likely that marker has provided the paper for review to the committee with the same evidence and an explanation as to why. However in your case they may have to wait for both markers to review it, though I do think the External marker has enough jurisdiction in this case.

I apologized for doing what I did and stressed that I would not operate with such foolishness in the future as it would reflect on my grades directly, make sure your apology is sincere and that you're serious because they will be reading out the penalties and will also ask if you accept that you plagiarized or if you deny it, they'll perform an investigation (I doubt they would need to since they have the evidence for everything)
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All right, thanks for your time man, very appreciated ! I hope it goes well, I m literally shi**ing my pants
How did it go?
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Well, if I was on the committee you would be very lucky if you got away with a zero for that piece of work. You might even be counting yourself lucky if the penalty was no degree award.

You haven't offered any mitigation on this forum so, presumably, you have none. Look at this in employment terms - you have committed fraud. Why should your employer keep you on?

I know someone accused of plagiarism in their PhD dissertation, for failing to properly reference their work. Their PhD was turned down; they lost the job offer they had subject to the PhD, had to repay the PhD funding they had received - they're now a stay-at-home parent because a 3 year gap in a cv isn't very impressive in the current job market.
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