By Anonymous - United States
Today, I met up with my group for class. We were doing some final checks on the project we've been working on all semester, when I realized something about one guy's work seemed off. I googled it and found out it's almost completely plagiarized. It's all due in the morning. FML
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If it's not too late, you should add a statement after the cover sheet, clarifying what's happened, and go and speak to your professor so they're aware of the situation. Shame you caught it so late, but if you approach it in the right way then your grade might not be affected, only the offending person. Good luck.

  Uglyfeet  |  23

Well said. So far this FML has one of the largest FYL to YDI ratios I have seen lately. That shows how bad the guy F'd OP's and the rest of the group's life :/

  sterling1113  |  15

As much I agree I feel like OP shouldn't have to be responsible for making sure everyone isn't cheating. I mean it's not 3rd grade, by that point they should know that cheating = failure.
At least OP found out now and has a chance to bring it to the teachers attention of he refuses to actually do his work. Hopefully everybody won't fail on his behalf.

  Pancakes017  |  19

That's a really good point, and I agree that the guy should have known better, but in a group project everyone is responsible for making sure things are on track, especially if it's a group grade.

  mageepaigeee44  |  15

I agree to a point because when I'm doing a group project I'm always checking in on everyone but honestly, how was OP supposed to know her classmate was plagiarizing? If he/she had never felt something was off about the classmate's work, would she still get in trouble if the teacher realized it was plagiarized? I don't think it's your responsibility to make sure no one is cheating. It is however your responsibility to make sure everyone is on track with their work and holding it to a high enough standard.

By  Patty410  |  11

One guy does 95% of the work, another takes credit for all the work, another agrees with everything said and done, and last person misses the whole project and turns up at the end.