By Anonymous - 10/06/2014 15:05 - Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
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Did you try to hit undo when you were called to the office?
Wow and these are the people educating the youth nowadays... Fantastic. At least some higher authority or decision board will (hopefully) laugh off that citation soon enough
How dare you memorize what the books said word for word! On a serious note, I hope you can report her for that.
Wouldn't dismiss the teacher's claims, because one of my classmates actually did just that. He took essays from the internet, and memorized them word for word. He was incredibly bad at English (I live in Germany), so whenever we had a test coming up, he'd look up essays on whatever topic we were discussing and memorized them. Our teacher was pretty confused what to do about it when he found out, since it still IS plagiarism but takes a lot more effort than just writing a decent essay in the first place. I highly doubt anyone would accuse OP of plagiarism if they had no proof whatsoever. You don't have to actively sit there with the source materal during the exam for something to be consideded plagiarism.
Here's a simple test for plagiarism: Google the phrases in question. If they are indeed plagiarized (even if several words have been changed), you'll get the original source. I've also had students 'memorize' an essay from the internet and try to use it in class. They usually garble it badly.