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Being falsely accused of plagiarism
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Evan92 Offline
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Being falsely accused of plagiarism

Fuck university fuck it all. Right now yours truly is being accused of plagiarizing a paper. Got contacted by the department head and have a hearing on monday the 23rd. It is reading week coming up here and I am going to be stuck all week worried sick until the hearing. FUCK MY LIFE! Student union is doing very little in terms of representation.

For the record I did not plagiarize whatsoever but apparently my paper had "too many" similarities to another student in the class. I may be expelled for one year if found "guilty" I do not know what the fuck to do. This school has screwed me over some many fucking times with a number of things. This takes the cake! I have sunk 3 and a half years and almost 30 grand into my degree. Has anyone else been down this road before?
02-13-2015 02:27 PM
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Being falsely accused of plagiarism

No but some suggestions:

1-Calm. Be calm. FFS BE CALM. You start getting batshitty and they'll think you're being overly defensive. This includes smart-assery. You wanna keep stuff short and calm.

2-Avoid saying anything that might put you in bad light. Never admit to anything unless asked. Don't apologize unless the issue is brought up. Don't lie about not having done what you have done though. Any sort of negative accusation should be brought up by them.

3-Avoid discussing with anyone in class or with staff or admins unless they are specifically involved in your defense.

4-Be tough when defending. Light a fire under em for jeopardizing your education. Especially in the case of public colleges, which can suffer consequences since they have superiors in the government. If it turns out it was a mistake, don't just be thankful and walk off. Realize how much of a BS this is and prepare to put the integrity of the system that determined this into question, and if they wanted such a "hearing" I'm assuming they've already been over the evidence to decide whether it was valid for hearing, meaning they would have some responsibility for this screw up.

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RE: Being falsely accused of plagiarism

Is there any possibility that the other student could have viewed your paper and copied a portion of it? Do you know who the other student is?

Who am I? Who are YOU?
02-14-2015 09:49 AM
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