Plagiarism or not? - page 3

I am asking an honest question here. I just failed a class because I was accused by the instructor of plagiarism. I have never been accused of anything like this before. Let me give you the details.... Read More

  1. by   chessi89
    I served as a student representative on my university's academic integrity board. Let me just say that instructors take academic integrity very seriously. Although I empathize with your situation, I would call plagiarism as well since you submitted the paper. There really isn't a way to prove that you were on your medication while typing the paper, and I think that is a major concern. Also, if you wish to appeal, you may want to take a look at your school's academic conduct policy/handbook in regards to the procedure for filing academic dishonesty. Sometimes instructors do not follow the procedure as written, for example, officially filling academic dishonesty before contacting the student in my university could get a case thrown out due to procedural error.Hope this helps!
  2. by   thenursemandy
    I wonder how good your paper could have been if you were "out of it" to the point of plagarism. If it was fairly well written otherwise, id have to conclude you weren't under the influence.