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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by XXXX, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Kid, we're going to keep you out of Burger King yet!
  2. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    My God, I should ask every one of you to put together the all-state team I'm supposed to be working on tomorrow. :D
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Maybe you'll get lucky.

    I was in your shoes 25 years ago and got a last-minute miracle from above.

    I was a very, very good student, but for some reason I started spacing out and daydreaming during the final three weeks of an Archaeology course.

    I hadn't taken any notes and was completely unprepared for the final. I was screwed.

    The day before the final, at the end of class, the professor calls about a half-dozen people --- including myself --- down to the front. He hands us a slip of paper. It reads: "Because of your scores on the first two exams, you have earned an "A" in this course. You are therefore excused from taking the final. Good luck in your academic endeavors."

    I'm not sure what kind of a message God was sending . . . but I was never unprepared for a test again.
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    I'll start with your player of the year. Others can add the other team members.

    The kid from the Class D school should be player of the year. She tries just as hard as the rest of them and she scored 50 points against School for the Blind. Anyone who scores 50 points in a game has to be good.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I can't repeat this enough: This is not going to end well.

    Kid, if you have an ounce of intelligence, do not mooch from Amazon or Wikipedia or, pretty much, anything you find online. Your teacher WILL find it. If you haven't read a 500-page book, the teacher will be able to tell. And if you're cobbling together something from a bunch of sites, teacher will not only be able to tell you have no grasp of the material but will also very likely look online to see if you pilfered your C-minus work.

    My wife is a HS English teacher and she tells the kids the same thing every year on the first day of school: "If you plagarize, I can find it online in a minute. So don't do it."

    One kid did it last year.
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    BYH is right. If a prof has ANY funny feeling about a line in an essay, all they need to do is pop it into Nexis and they'll know if it's been copied verbatim in seconds.
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    BTW, what's-her-name is sorta cute
  8. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I have heard there are programs that ID sequences as short as four words and find the source material on the web.
  9. XXXX

    XXXX Member

    you guys have been a HUGE help so far. keep the suggestions coming. BYH and columbo and shotglass the teacher is very young and he doesnt seem like the type to be a dick like that, plus one thing i have on my side is that it is a research paper so i am allowed to use online info just as long as i site it. by the way this is an english class. gonna be a LONG night folks.
  10. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    No offense, but reading that...if this is an English class, you are screwed.
  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    No offense?
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    IJAG is right. My goodness.

    Secondly, if your teacher were to investigate your work to make sure you hadn't plagarized, it wouldn't be a dick move. It'd be a smart move.
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