This is URGENT, Melody or Cphill can you PLEASE remove the post by CoolStuffYT?
There is an online originality report and it has flagged my paper for copyright, PLEASE remove the post if you can! This is urgent and must be done by Monday!
He helped me edit my analysis, but he copy and pasted it on the web! It has shown on my originality report! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE this is very urgent I might get in trouble for plagiarism!
I don't want to get in trouble for something I didn't do, PLEASE I am begging with my life!
I saw your analysis post shortly after you made it. I could tell by the third paragraph, that you most probably used a single source review and attempted to make it your own, by altering some of the syntax and word usage. I thought about trolling you for it and warning you, if you submitted that paper, you’d likely be called on the carpet for plagiarism.
Though by no means exemplary, the syntax, word usage, and balanced sentences are indicative of a moderately skilled, marginally practiced senior high school student. It is certainly not consistent from someone who just started eighth grade. It is also inconsistent with your writing style on this forum, even considering the top-form care you’d likely use for an assignment. I’ve not looked for the original source you used, but it is unlikely your analysis is rephrased enough to even be considered a derivative work.
To make such works your own, it’s necessary to inject more than half of your own DNA into the project, and the rest of the DNA should be from multiple (cited) sources, assembled and made relevant and coherent by your own analysis. This is not a quickly learned skill, and it is very rare that anyone develops these skills intrinsically. Intrinsic basic math skills are much more common than writing skills. This is observable by asking a toddler his age. He will usually hold up three or four fingers rather than saying the word. This is because it is much easier to demonstrate visual numerical values than it is to utter abstract vocalization.
In any case, you seem intelligent enough to write a competent, grade-level review that will pass a plagiarism review. A human review, that is –the bloody computers will always flag something as suspicious.
What do you mean GingerAle? I am in a Project Arrow team in our school and we are required to write high school level analysis papers. Are you thinking that I am too good for my age? I can show you all my classmates papers but I don't want to get into more trouble.
And plus, the only source the plagiarism tracker tracked was my own post on this website.
...the only source the plagiarism tracker tracked was my own post on this website
LOL ... I guess it is a good thing I didn’t troll your original post. Like I said, “...you seem intelligent enough to write a competent, grade-level review that will pass a plagiarism review.”
Why then, the existential meltdown?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE this is very urgent I might get in trouble for plagiarism!
PLEASE I am begging with my life!
Do you think your teacher is too dumb to know the cause for the plagiarism flag? The Wrath of Khan awaits you....
I do not think you are too good for your age; I think you are in the (lowest of the low end) range near that of an academic outlier. Outliers are usually found in groups of advanced study, like Project Arrow, AP, IB, etc. Generally, these groups range from 5% to 10% of a school’s population, with a U.S. national mean of 6%.
Any way CU, I am totally busting your rump. However, what I wrote when I first read your post is in fact what I thought. I scanned your analysis with two commercial plagiarism sites and my university’s proprietary system with a main focus on term, research, and thesis papers, along with commercial access. After subtracting the Web2.0 and your cited quotes, it gave an 11%, which is trivial. So I was convinced your fingerprints were not mixed with anyone else’s, and the DNA is 90% yours. It wasn’t until your existential meltdown and Rom’s very funny post that I decided to troll you. All in good humor, of course.
As a peace offering, and because I still have copies of your original post and CoolStuffYT’s corrections, I created a contrast copy, so you can clearly see the corrections CS made. It’s posted on the other thread.
i had a meltdown cuz im asian, and I worry about my future. Don't worry the teacher understands I didn't get in trouble.
The teacher also told a spine-chilling story on how a kid last year legit Ctrl - c, ctrl v their friend's analysis paper from another year. A cretinous mistake it was, and she recieved a 0 on it. She worked furiously to bring her grade to an A, but it was mathematically impossible considering the number of assignments and their weights. She ended up getting rejected from honor classes, which subsequently "ruined" her life.
So on sunday morning when I ran the originality report, and my whole my entire analysis is was marked for copyright. I stared dumbfounded and realized all the links came from this website. So yeah...
i had a meltdown cuz im asian, and I worry about my future.
I’m sure your family’s culture has a great influence on your psychology. Being 13-years in age has a great affect too.
You might consider learning meditation techniques. Known as biofeedback in psychophysiology, these techniques have their origins mostly from ancient Asian philosophies. They really do work. I have watched practitioners of these meditation techniques drop their heart rate by 15% in less than 5 minutes; their corresponding body temperature drops too, though it takes longer. Anyone who can control their sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system with meditation can control their emotional states. I can personally attest that this is true, and I am a long way from being a master of these practices.
Don't worry the teacher understands I didn't get in trouble.
I’m not surprised. Most teachers are not dumb –though there are some who more than qualify for the label of BatShit-Stupid.
The teacher also told a spine-chilling story on how a kid last year legit Ctrl - c, ctrl v their friend's analysis paper from another year. A cretinous mistake it was, and she recieved a 0 on it.
(Cretinous. What a great word! I’ve noticed that archaic word usage has generally increased in the past few years.)
She ended up getting rejected from honor classes, which subsequently "ruined" her life.
Yes. Cheating and honor are two principles of behavior that tend toward annihilating each other, and such releases of energy can certainly ruin a life.
In prior years, I served three terms on the Scarlet Honor Council, my University’s Hearing Board for Academic. Though the honor code covered many topics, the cases involving plagiarism and other forms of cheating usually topped the list. There were two instances of cheating that stood out as exceptional and odd in the manner of how the circumstances of these events unfolded into a bazaar reality for the accused cheaters. So much so, I recorded the details in my personal journal and log. Condensations of these events from these excerpts are below. Most of the details are kept vague because of the confidential nature.
In the first of these cases, a professor accused a student of overt plagiarism: copying 72% of his writing nearly word for word from two separate texts. This type of plagiarism is extremely rare at the university level, especially from a third-year student, and this student’s age was many years above the average for an undergrad. What made this truly unusual was the accused student committed this plagiarism during an in class writing assignment.
Initially, the professor assumed the student had substituted a prewritten essay book, but then later said the student had memorized the passages of text. Substitution of essay books is nothing new; most claim they just needed more than the allotted time to write in the class. However, most students who do this do not overtly plagiarize when writing their essays.
The professor discovered the plagiarism while reviewing the assignment for grading, and instantly recognizing the text from two separate books related in subject, with first editions published about five decades prior; both texts were available in the university library, and were listed for recommended reading for two of the professor’s classes, but not for the class the accused student was enrolled. The professor had his assistant type the essay for conversion to a digital format and scanned for plagiarism. The scan returned a 72% score for duplication. The professor summarily dropped the student from his class. This defaults to a withdrew failing.
The student acknowledged the plagiarism, saying there were extenuating circumstances.
Would you like to guess what the extenuating circumstances were?
In the other case, five students of a study group made nearly perfect scores on an extremely difficult astrophysics test. These five were accused of stealing a copy of the test. Four of the five students were the top students in the professor’s class. One admitted to the theft, saying the others had no foreknowledge of the theft. But they did know on test day, and they all benefited from it. How would you judge this case?