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Got an email saying i plagiarised but I don’t remember plagiarising. What’s gonna happen now omg? Should I be scared? I’m in university, second year and this is my first time.
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Got an email saying i plagiarised but I don’t remember plagiarising. What’s gonna happen now omg? Should I be scared? I’m in university, second year and this is my first time.
Find the submission they are on about.

Check if they are just investigating or if you have to meet with an academic conduct panel.

If you did not plagiarise but got a high turn-it-in score then you can bring the submission show it is fully & correctly cited and it will be no problem.
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Depends on the severity of the case. For first instance minor academic misconduct, a university will usually require attendance of a course or completion of an online training thing (sometimes both).
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Find the submission they are on about.

Check if they are just investigating or if you have to meet with an academic conduct panel.

If you did not plagiarise but got a high turn-it-in score then you can bring the submission show it is fully & correctly cited and it will be no problem.
They said they don’t worry about the turnitin percentage but my tutor sent me an email of my assignment and a letter talking about the misconducts. Is the letter going to get sent him btw?
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They said they don’t worry about the turnitin percentage but my tutor sent me an email of my assignment and a letter talking about the misconducts. Is the letter going to get sent him btw?
The reason they say not to worry about the percentage is because sometimes a fully referenced paper can show up at 30%. It won't usually be a very good paper, but it will be sufficiently referenced. Higher than that is usually a red flag, in my experience.

And, of course, not having to worry about percentages does not mean that you should not bother referencing. So the question is, has the email sent to you clarified where the alleged plagiarism took place?
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They said they don’t worry about the turnitin percentage but my tutor sent me an email of my assignment and a letter talking about the misconducts. Is the letter going to get sent him btw?
Read the letter, email your tutor and setup a meeting to discuss this.

Find the assignment (prior to meeting your tutor), and find out if in fact you plagiarised and to what extent.
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Depends on the severity of the case. For first instance minor academic misconduct, a university will usually require attendance of a course or completion of an online training thing (sometimes both).
What’s the online training?
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What’s the online training?
Usually some reading about why citations are required followed by a quiz-based thing asking about whether x or y needs citing/referencing
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Thank you guys so much xx
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