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By ScreweD- - / Monday 16 November 2015 21:39 / United States
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I can kind of see the teacher's point, but it was executed horribly. I know my history teacher let's us use his suggestions, but he likes it better when we take our own approach at an assignment. So if our paper starts to sound too much like HIS paper, he might pull us aside and ask us to try and be more original next time. But to mark a student down for EVERY suggestion he took is just overkill.

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If OP went through every word with the instructor, getting feedback, then it sounds like the instructor basically did all the work. I can't believe the instructor spent that much time with you in the first place.

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Teachers are supposed to give you suggestions and ideas to help you improve. I've had teachers that have actually taken points off for not using their suggestions.

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There is a difference between plagiarism and taking a suggestion. I'm assuming OP turned those ideas in to his/her own and giving his/her own twist. I really doubt the professor told the OP word to word what he would write if it's his assignment.

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A lot of those suggestions were probably something like "break this paragraph into 2 paragraphs because it makes a more cohesive argument". Or, "tie this idea back to your thesis statement". I highly doubt the professor dictated an essay to OP.

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