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I have reviewed an essay i submitted and i have copied a sentence accidentally from a powerpoint slide. The genuine reason is that i listen to my lectures and have copied my notes from there into the essay (ones which are acceptable and put into my own words), but one of the things she said has also been on the powerpoint slide and i have not referenced her or the slide only the author of the actual idea. We are told to avoid citing lectures but i have accidentally copied this phrase that she has said.

Not going to make an excuse as i have clearly not reviewed my essay properly. My question is as i knowingly have plagiarised do wait till i get my essay back or do i go speak to my lecturer and admit it?
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I would be proactive and admit it. What do you gain from waiting?
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(Original post by Sharmarko)
I would be proactive and admit it. What do you gain from waiting?
Thats what i am thinking. If i was to go to her id admit that i have not reviewed it properly and that it is my fault.
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Relax, I wouldn't say anything. In my experience nobody gets pulled for plagiarism unless a substantial amounts of the work is copied or the copying is consistent/blatant. Don't give them a reason to have to pursue you because they probably have guidelines that say any aligation or admission of plagiarism has to be reported to a special board and they investigate.

You'd be dropping yourself into a load of bother for something very insignificant.
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If you wrote your work yourself and did not copy the text from other authors, then your work should be unique. Have you checked your text for plagiarism? If you used several quotes, then this will not affect strongly the indicator of the uniqueness of the text. You can check your work for plagiarism. Use this resource https://edusson.com/essay-plagiarism-checker or ask teachers how they check students' texts for plagiarism.
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Relax, I wouldn't say anything. In my experience nobody gets pulled for plagiarism unless a substantial amounts of the work is copied or the copying is consistent/blatant. Don't give them a reason to have to pursue you because they probably have guidelines that say any aligation or admission of plagiarism has to be reported to a special board and they investigate.

You'd be dropping yourself into a load of bother for something very insignificant.
Thanks turns out i referenced it anyway just not in quotation marks. Just anxiety its not great!
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Thanks turns out i referenced it anyway just not in quotation marks. Just anxiety its not great!
You still need quotation marks when something is direct from a source. Referencing is a two-step process: clear quotation marks to indicate the copied phrase, and then the footnote/reference. However if this is the only instance in the essay then it's unlikely you'll get pulled up for plagiarism. If it's spotted, you might get a warning in your feedback, but equally it might not be spotted. Just be extra careful in the future if you're worried.
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