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  1. Okay , I know you're going to get mad at me for another asking another question, but this is my last question ( I promise for real, this is my last one) and it's a relatively short question, and this will be my LAST QUESTION before I quit this forum for good , and I want to ask this for the benefit of my learning experience ermm , in the worst case scenario, let's say that I actually DID end up plagiarizing half of a 72 word sentence (36 words from this sentence were plagiarized) within an undergraduate paper (for a 4th year undergrad course) because I was sleepy pulling an all-nighter now, my university policy says that profs MUST report any plagiarism, no matter how severe, even if it's just A SINGLE sentence (and I assume this policy holds true for every university, since universities takes academics very seriously, according to my knowledge) Would a professor ever be morally inclined to PRETEND that this one single plagiarized sentence NEVER happened, even though my university policy says that professors must report any cases of plagiarism, no matter how severe it is, even if it's just one sentence?
  2. well the thing is , the prof can access this paper, because I submitted the final version to the prof via email, and one day , the prof may decide to read back to the email ( I know it's very unlikely though) ermm , in the worst case scenario, let's say that I actually DID end up plagiarizing half of a 72 word sentence within an undergrad paper (4th year course)(36 words from this sentence were plagiarized)because I was sleepy pulling an all-nighternow, my university policy says that profs must report any plagiarism, no matter how severe, even if it's just one sentence (and I assume this policy holds true for every university, since universities takes academics very seriously) Would a professor ever be morally inclined to PRETEND that this one single plagiarized sentence NEVER happened, even though my university policy says that professors must report any cases of plagiarism, no matter how severe it is, even if it's just one sentence?
  3. thank you so much fuzzylogician, the fact that you even responded to me in the first place and took the time to read my post makes me ever so grateful for your your response I truly appreciate your response! well actually what worries me is that last week, i submitted my final paper for a course i was doing an allnighter and i was really tired so I'm not even sure if I directly took a sentence from an essay cuz I was so tired, I could barely keep my eyes open I already submitted the essay and now that I think retrospectively back to this incident, it haunts me still the final mark is out, I got an A in the course I'm concerned about one sentence, this sentence was 62 words long I'm worried that the first half of the sentence (which is 21 words, yes I counted... I'm an Obssessive perfectionist) was copied word for word, and the fact that I was so sleepy during that time could have led to this, IF THIS HAPPENED, my memory is distorted.... I know I have the potential to get a PHD one day (because I'm determined) but just worried that my PHD will be revoked one day, because the prof will look back to these 21 words I'm particularly worried about a phenomenon known as CRYPTOMNESIA, where I believe what I wrote was new and original, but was actually plagiarized I'm afraid of this because I was really sleepy at that time I'm not even sure that I copied it word for word or not I keep on copying and pasting these 21 words into Google search and Google scholar, no matching results come up, so I think I should be fine? I go back to a potential paper where I could have gotten this idea from, nope, no matching results come up my course grade is already out, I got an A, and I know that I shall never pull an all nighter again, cuz they're not good for my health, and I know never to plagiarize, plagiarism is wrong and dishonest but the other half of me is haunting me.... I know I worry I lot, and I promise this is my last question.... Thank you fuzzylogician! I'm worried about having experienced CRYPTOMNESIA and worried about having plagiarized half a sentence (this sentence is 62 words in length, but the first half of the sentence, which I am worried about having plagiarized, is 21 words in length sorry for worrying so much! this is haunting me! haha, I promise this is my last question! What's your take on this? Should I be worried about having my PHD in the future revoked because of this incident that happened last week, potentially (but not definitely) relevant to cryptomnesia?
  4. Hello, just a quick question, sorry to bother all of you, I'm a senior undergrad student, I'm wondering if I can use a similar template in two different paragraphs, the template was created by myself, using my own words. i'm not talking about re-using my work in two essays for two different courses I mean re-using my work within one essay, these two paragraphs within the same essay look extremely similar to each other, because I literally just used my own words as a template in two areas of my paper just talking about two slightly different scenarios in my paper Thank you grad students!!
  5. Hey fuzzylogician, thanks for the reassurance! Out of curiosity, let's say I ALREADY finished my PhD and a prof reads back to the old UNDERGRAD essay and finds those poorly 8 paraphrased words. My final grade for that UNDERGRADUATE course gets retroactively reduced from an 85 to a 55. That initiates a cascade of events... Because the undergrad course grade is now 55 , my cumulative undergrad GPA is NOW technically BELOW the requirement for graduate school admissions (initially, my cumulative undergrad GPA was good enough for me to be admitted into the PhD program, but not anymore as a result of the retroactive change of an undergraduate course grade). So because of this downstream CHAIN of events, would they revoke my PhD because of the retroactive change of an undergraduate course grade? I know I worry too much, it's a habit of mine, sorry!
  6. out of curiosity, let's say you obtain a PhD a prof looks back at your old undergrad essay, and you get into trouble for an academic offence even though you already finished undergrad 6 years ago 1. Apart from losing your bachelor's degree, do you also lose your master's and PhD degrees? 2. Moreover, will your name be retracted from any papers you successfully published while you were a PhD student? When i'm talking about an academic offence, I mean poorly paraphrasing 8 words in an undergrad essay (those 8 words look very similar to a sentence from the original source) I'm also curious about academic offences that are a bit more severe in nature; in more severe cases, would you lose all THREE degrees, your bachelor's, master's , AND PhD? and would your name be retracted from any papers you published when you were a PhD student? Thanks!
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