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  1. ErinS

    ErinS Slow your roll, Sparkle. World Champion GIF Poster

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    Yeah....this is horrifying. Who. What. Why. Would you really turn it in!



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  2. ErinS

    ErinS Slow your roll, Sparkle. World Champion GIF Poster

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    I'm trying to quote just a mom but I'm on the FB app which....doesn't work well at this point.

    She's exactly right. I feel bad for people that think this is an acceptable idea. If you don't have the time/can't write a paper, leave college and come back later in life when you're ready. The idea of that website is utterly ridiculous.

    I was an academic librarian at a college before I became a co children's librarian. I can look at a paper and tell if it's plagiarized. I'mim going to basically guarantee that no pof easier is stupid enough FYI fall for a paper from this website...and if they are is seriously consider tranferring colleges.




    I'm sure this post looks crazy. I can't wait until the app is fixed


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  3. Just-a-Mom

    Just-a-Mom Best Overall Female Newbie

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    I was going to say turnitin.com too! I know that one does it, and there is another one that my professor told me she uses (because we were discussing my group member in another class who plagiarized her whole section of our paper :rolleyes: ). I can't remember the name but she said the whole business department uses it - they just drop your document in and it spits it back out with sections highlighted and links to where the same wording can be found. She gave out 3 zeros the first week for it. Not me, thank god!

    You're right - even if they don't use the software, I'm going to guarantee if they've ever met the person, they can usually tell if someone wrote their own paper. That's actually how I figured out that the girl in my group plagiarized her paper - because I was reading it and I was like, "Um...there's just no way. She can't even speak in a complete sentence - no way did she write this." I dropped 2 sentences into the search bar of google and found her whole page she'd "written"! :mad:

    This website is crazy to me! I'll have to give my daughter a heads up. She loves writing, but she has horrific time management skills - so I could see her thinking this was a great idea.
     
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    kaylalalaxo Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Lol I just thought that website was funny, because some student would actually use it! I would never think about using it, because like @Just-a-Mom said, it pulls information from Wikipedia.....that website I thought was a joke, I found it on pinterest. That post was meant to be funny, not taken seriously ;) Sorry everyone!!
     
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    Just-a-Mom Best Overall Female Newbie

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    Hee hee if it makes you feel better, my first thought was, "What? But she's so smart!!! I know she wouldn't...?" :confused:

    :D So even thought I didn't know you were kidding, I did think you were way too smart for that!!!
     
  6. cheernerd5678

    cheernerd5678 Slow your roll, Sparkle. Bracket Winner

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    Last year a girl copied and pasted the entire Wikipedia page about someone into our documentary script.... Left the hyperlinks and everything :banghead: this is why there should be at least some sort of requirement before you take an AP class...


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  7. kaylalalaxo

    kaylalalaxo Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    awwh thanks mama ;)
     
  8. TinyBlondie15

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    My friend has to submit a paper to that website tonight. She started to explain what it was to me, but I was like "I already know it checks for how much you plagiarized." She thought it was hilarious that I learned about it through a cheerleading message board!


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    This won't help with the focus, but can help to eliminate some distractions. There is an app for your computer called Self Control and once you download it, just put in the websites you want to stay off of (FB, twitter, tumblr, etc) and the amount of time you want to work, and then your computer will block those sites for the amount of time you set, but you can still access the rest of the internet for researching. SelfControl | Steve Lambert

    I also love an app called 30/30 on my phone. It's basically an egg timer but you can save lists and things on it so for days when I need to study a lot I set timers to repeat all day to keep me on track. I do 30 min study, 10 min play time, then repeat, but you can set your own parameters and adjust as you go through your list of tasks. That might not make sense, but if you look at the app hopefully it will haha :) and if you have an iPhone put it on do not disturb mode!


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  11. ashscott41

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    Honestly I've only ever used it once and that was during finals when I was at my breaking point, but it worked fine for me! My cousin uses it pretty regularly and I know she hasn't ever had any problems with it, but I can definitely see how you'd be cautious of that kind of program haha


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    I can't take this anymore. I need to go home :(
     
  13. Nikaa

    Nikaa Slow your roll, Sparkle. Bracket Winner

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    On October 3rd he asked me what day it was. It's October 3rd.
     
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    ssccxnce Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I am so tired I feel sick is class over yet?


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    My friend sent me that picture this morning...

    Also a side note, I'm ranked 52 out of 569 students in my class! That's actually in the top 10 percent


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