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    Default Workgroup Member BUSTED for Plagiarism...

    Hello there everyone,

    This semester I am taking one class.

    We have two group projects, the first of which is due within minutes.

    One of the six people in my workgroup copied material directly from an organization's consolidated annual financial report.

    Thank God the guy who volunteered to do the final editing checked each section of the report for plagiarism. He had to re-write the contaminated section, because if it were submitted, all of us would have failed the assignment.

    I sent the plagiarist an e-mail admonishing him for his impropriety, and informed him that he can voluntarily dismiss himself from the workgroup, or meet with me and the professor this coming Tuesday night.

    This post is just a reminder to any of you that have group projects in your classes to check the other people's work for plagiarism, as it can jeopardize your grade.

    Cheers,

    -Halla
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    Wow. How disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Wow. How disappointing.
    Pathetic.
    I am as disgusted as I am angry.
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    I had that happen once in a group project and it was the person who volunteered to put it all together on a power point that plagerized... the teacher failed us all and called us into her office

    she lectured us all about it and finally someone pointed out whos part of the project it was... that girl ended up failing and she took a letter grade off of the rest of our work for being unobservant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    This post is just a reminder to any of you that have group projects in your classes to check the other people's work for plagiarism, as it can jeopardize your grade.

    Cheers,

    -Halla
    Risking not only their grade but everyone else's = totally dick

    I'm going back to school in the fall, thanks for the awesome advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I had that happen once in a group project and it was the person who volunteered to put it all together on a power point that plagerized... the teacher failed us all and called us into her office

    she lectured us all about it and finally someone pointed out whos part of the project it was... that girl ended up failing and she took a letter grade off of the rest of our work for being unobservant
    WOW! :horor:
    I would have been SOOOOO angry.
    The volunteer was the plagiarist, how original.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyNoLimits View Post
    Risking not only their grade but everyone else's = totally dick
    Oh yeah, and you have no idea as to how great of an extent he is trying to blame for being an ineffective group leader. Good luck selling that, douchebag. I am the leadership posterchild. What did I do?

    (1) I came up with a gameplan at a time when we had minimal direction.
    (2) I reserved the group study rooms at the library.
    (3) I simplified the group's communication efforts with several e-mails, and creation of a group mailing list.
    (4) I prepared the first draft of the project memo.
    (5) I setup templates for each group member with relevant context necessary to complete their portion of the assignment, and to allow the final product to be consistently organized.
    (6) I also assisted with preparing and editing the final draft.

    Yeah, I am the slacker, my bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyNoLimits View Post
    I'm going back to school in the fall, thanks for the awesome advice!
    You're welcome. I wouldn't have caught it if it were not for the final editor, because the sneaky bastard didn't send his work to anyone else but the final editor, when we agreed up front to send our work to everyone for review as we completed it. I've crucified him in e-mails. LOSER.
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    There is little more infuriating to me than having to rely on others for my grade.

    If I must be forced to do so though, I will not, and never will, hesitate to bust someone out for attempting to do anything that will destroy the hard work I've done in school in any way, shape, or form.

    You're a lot nicer than I would have been Halla. I would have gone straight to the professor with that person and busted him out. No one is going to be lazy with my grade and get away with it.

    I'm glad that your group caught the error and fixed it before the project was a total disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    There is little more infuriating to me than having to rely on others for my grade.

    If I must be forced to do so though, I will not, and never will, hesitate to bust someone out for attempting to do anything that will destroy the hard work I've done in school in any way, shape, or form.

    You're a lot nicer than I would have been Halla. I would have gone straight to the professor with that person and busted him out. No one is going to be lazy with my grade and get away with it.

    I'm glad that your group caught the error and fixed it before the project was a total disaster.
    I understand your point, I bust my ass for my grades. No one's laziness is entitled to disrupt my accomplishments.

    Oh, I haven't played all my cards yet. If we are dinged in any way by the Prof., his ass is being thrown to the wolves. Believe it.

    P.S. Would you have nightsticked his shins or Maced him?
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    Wow, let us know how it turns out.

    I remember there was a woman in my dorm who had this bad reputation. When I asked about it, apparently some of our dorrm mates thought she had snuck into Girl A's dorm and copied an assignment. Girl A was sitting there with us and said they all got in trouble about it. The story from the other girl though was that someone *else* had taken *her* assignment out of the trash and copied it. She says two other girls got kicked out of school for it but since she wasn't guilty of anything, she stayed.

    I dunno, it gets confusing after a while!

    At my undergrad, cheating was grounds for expulsion, not just failing a class.
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    Ah...yeah, I hope it will never happen to me, because I'd probably just edit the stuff without telling the guy. Mmm. I see here this could potentially be a rather big cultural difference between Italy vs US. On your favor, of course. I remember reading from a blog of a now-professor that went to the US for PhD after going to school in Italy...he had some big problems at the start because he'd let other people copy without saying anything.
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