Would it be okay to reuse my essay?

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A couple of weeks ago I did an essay in my A-Level class and did super well in it. Now in our assessments, we've been given the exact same essay question (as well as a couple of others). (Note: our assessments since we can't do them in person are done over a week period - it's not supposed to be timed, just an informal assessment.)

I can only assume my teacher put the essay question so that the class can do well in the assessment and improve upon their previous essay. However, given I got nearly full marks in my previous essay and I can't really do much outside of editing it slightly, would it be okay to submit an edited version of the same essay? (I'm aware that this would be a form of self-plagiarism, but given it's within a sixth form setting and the essay title is so specific there's little else I could talk about, I don't see much wrong with it.)

I just don't see the point of completely rewriting an essay only to make the exact same points as I know that'll get me a high mark.

Should I email my teacher and ask to submit the same essay? Or just rewrite it?
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(Original post by lokidokie)
A couple of weeks ago I did an essay in my A-Level class and did super well in it. Now in our assessments, we've been given the exact same essay question (as well as a couple of others). (Note: our assessments since we can't do them in person are done over a week period - it's not supposed to be timed, just an informal assessment.)

I can only assume my teacher put the essay question so that the class can do well in the assessment and improve upon their previous essay. However, given I got nearly full marks in my previous essay and I can't really do much outside of editing it slightly, would it be okay to submit an edited version of the same essay? (I'm aware that this would be a form of self-plagiarism, but given it's within a sixth form setting and the essay title is so specific there's little else I could talk about, I don't see much wrong with it.)

I just don't see the point of completely rewriting an essay only to make the exact same points as I know that'll get me a high mark.

Should I email my teacher and ask to submit the same essay? Or just rewrite it?
Of course you can! There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s like saying that if you found a model answer online or learned the mark scheme, you’re not allowed to copy it. It’s there to HELP us so yeah we can copy it. And you’re right, plagiarism isn’t a big thing in sixth form. Only at university.
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