I had a close call with my English paper. This paper was assigned by my professor weeks ago, but I waited until the last minute to start it. There was no way that I was going to finish the paper, so I asked a friend for help. He finished his paper early, and I asked him if I could use his as a guide. He agreed, but told me to make sure that I made my paper different enough from his so that we wouldn’t fail. In order to make the papers different, I used the Plagiat Kontroll website to check for similarities.
The website simply looks for matching text to check for plagiarism. If our professor was able to figure out that my friend gave me his paper to use as a guide, he would probably have both my friend and I either expelled or put on academic probation, in addition to giving is failing grades in the class. The class is one that my friend and I both need to graduate, and I would rather not take the class over again. I don’t think either of us would be able to handle probation or expulsion.
Thanks to the website and my friend’s help, I was able to make a paper in time to turn it in. The professor graded the papers and said that I did an excellent job on mine. I was actually able to get a higher grade on my paper than my friend did. I took my friend out to lunch to thank him for letting me use his paper in my time of need. He wanted to go to some seafood restaurant that had opened recently, not necessarily for the food, but because he wanted to talk to one of the female employees that works there.