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By R / Monday 5 September 2016 10:27 / Australia - Melbourne
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By  Tripartita  |  44

I like to imagine that there's one person responsible for each category of FML. One douchey teacher that goes from school to school, screwing students over in FML worthy fashion. As for the terrible boyfriend/girlfriend category, we'd have one person, moving frequently, making insensitive comments ("It's okay, I don't find your fatness too ugly"), and cross dressing to be the perfect bad boyfriend or girlfriend. It gets harder once you reach the children and pets categories, but you get the idea.

By  almost_there44  |  23

If he assigned the assignment he should know that answers might be similar, especially if the question is the same. Maybe he'll let y'all change a few words around. If you get in trouble for this go to your principal's office, he/she might have more sense than your teacher.

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By  StormfrontX33_fml  |  24

There is a very fine line between copying and working together. It's very hard to tread sometimes because you can subconsciously do that. However, it seems like your teacher is a prick being a dick. Try to reason with him, and if that doesn't work, go a step above and make your case.

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  tantanpanda  |  26

They won't win the case because it doesn't work that way. No matter what the assignment, the answers are supposed to be done individually. Even if you collaborate, you shouldn't have the same answer (unless it's a numerical value or fill in the blank), especially with free response. If the teacher wanted it word for word, they would just ask for one copy from a group. Even though this doesn't seem like a group thing, it's still wrong to have the exact (or near identical) answers. You might be able to haggle for a lower sentence, but you're still responsible for having the same worded answers. May be unpopular opinion, but it should be obvious that classroom assignments should not have answers worded the same way. Again, even if the teacher says you can consult your peers, it still shouldn't be the same regardless.

By  almost_there44  |  23

If he assigned the assignment he should know that answers might be similar, especially if the question is the same. Maybe he'll let y'all change a few words around. If you get in trouble for this go to your principal's office, he/she might have more sense than your teacher.

By  Tripartita  |  44

I like to imagine that there's one person responsible for each category of FML. One douchey teacher that goes from school to school, screwing students over in FML worthy fashion. As for the terrible boyfriend/girlfriend category, we'd have one person, moving frequently, making insensitive comments ("It's okay, I don't find your fatness too ugly"), and cross dressing to be the perfect bad boyfriend or girlfriend. It gets harder once you reach the children and pets categories, but you get the idea.

By  alaina1104  |  11

Even when working together, you should never write down the same answers word for word. That can be hard depending on the nature of the assignment though, and it sounds like your teacher should have explained that better.

By  xxDeeStar  |  27

In my school, we always had to work together but make sure our work was worded very differently. It was a way to prepare us for college/university. People work together all the time in post-secondary schools but you can easily get EXPELLED if your work is similar. If our labs were over 10% similar in university (and yes they used a system online to confirm the similarity) then the lab would count as 0% (the first time). And next time, you'd be kicked from the class. Your school is trying to find a way to prepare students for higher up. This is because if you choose college/university, then you will probably write papers or lab reports through collaboration & be expected to write things in your own words. It's tough but it's a demanded skill by higher ups. Of course, 100% change is impossible for an answer that has one type of answer. So if your answers were different enough, then this teacher is crazy but otherwise, I can understand her point of view. It depends on how much emphasis she put on the definition of "plagiarism" before giving you this assignment. For example, It was ALWAYS clear to us what plagiarism meant and yet many students would still write similar answers. So it's hard to say who is right/wrong in your situation but I hope it works out in your favour in the end.

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