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Accidental plagarism

So I've handed in my final EE and I've noticed that I have accidentally plagiarised about 50 words straight out of a website. I'm wondering if I'm about to fail my IB 

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If they catch the plagiarism, you will receive no points for the EE (no diploma)

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This may easily happen... so for the future, run important assignment through 2 or 3 different "plagiarism checker" to check if there is any plagiarism. Usually they should only highlight your quotes in the assignment. 

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You should talk to your school about this issue and ask to resubmit. Teachers have to certify that there is no plagiarism in the paper so it's not like they won't let your resubmit just those 50 words or so. 

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21 minutes ago, Moma said:

This may easily happen... so for the future, run important assignment through 2 or 3 different "plagiarism checker" to check if there is any plagiarism. Usually they should only highlight your quotes in the assignment. 

There are risks associated with using plagiarism checkers so I would recommend that you use Turnitin to check for plagiarism. OP, you should have a talk with your teacher and see if you can change those 50 words or so.

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