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Old 02-04-2012, 11:35 AM
UFActuary UFActuary is offline
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Default plagiarism in writing prelim exam questions?

How do you define this when obviously you will have similar questions by different text providers that are pertinent to passing the exam? Even if I make up an MLC question which I love doing, I know how to because I remember past questions i had to solve.

So is this plagiarism? Why or why not? I mean the same thing is being asked to be calculated, different numbers and what not

In the literary sense, even if you change the names, change the sentence structure, change "probability of death" to probability of being "voted off an island in survivor", and change the numbers, and slightly modify what you want the testtaker to calculate.... that could still be perceived as plagiarism. So where is the line drawn?

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Old 02-04-2012, 03:53 PM
TheShark TheShark is offline
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No one cares about plagiarism, this is not an English-class essay that you've to write and have to quote your sources.
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