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Plagiarism, this forum, and ATARNotes' philosophy
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:57:02 pm »
Hi guys,

We felt the need to remind you that this forum is a publicly available resource and can be read by anyone.

There's hardly any need to remind you that VCE is a game of rank. Each and every student is lined up according to how well they perform and then given an ATAR based on their performance. Posting up your work can therefore cause problems.

If you choose to post your materials up, your work can be read by anyone and everyone. They can use your ideas to best you in English, they can adapt your essays to suit their ATAR. They can take your rank and steal your score.  They can circumvent their difficulties in English through your hard work.

Now obviously, each thread only get a couple-of-hundred reads each, often much less, and with the 42, 000 English students in each cohort that pass through every year, that's hardly anyone that's going to give your work a second's notice.

But, theoretically, it can happen, and you need to be aware of it.

There is, unfortunately, the possibility that you can also get yourself in trouble for collusion.

However, use the subforum and resources provided here tactfully and you can ensure that you don't hurt yourself or anyone else.

When you choose to not copy someone else's work, you choose to not subject yourself to the dangers associated with plagiarism.

When you choose not to reveal your identity on the website (and the internet in general), then you choose to remove any dangers associated with posting your work on the forums

And when you choose to post valuable feedback on the threads already present, you choose to give value to this subforum and resource. You choose to utilize it and ensure it's operation and continuance.

We just need to emphasise that if everyone uses this properly, then everyone benefits. If you choose to take and not give, then the resource withers and dies. If you choose to give and take equally, then everyone, including yourself, benefits, and the overall function of the website is realised - to aid it's users in attaining higher ATARs.
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Re: Plagiarism, this forum, and ATARNotes' philosophy
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 06:21:51 pm »
A really good persuasive piece!!


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Re: Plagiarism, this forum, and ATARNotes' philosophy
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 10:44:32 pm »
With SACs coming up for 2016, a huge reminder that plagiarising work posted in this board is simply not on.  Cheating is simply a bit below the AN forum, which only works because of its principles of integrity, generosity, and just plain honest good form. Please don't disappoint us by showing that you, too, are below this forum.

And anyway, ATARNotes content does show up in Google searches, and any member of the public may freely browse this forum without needing to sign up first. You might not realise, but plagiarised writing or speaking is often very, very obvious to a teacher, so unless your teacher hasn't heard of Google before, there is a very high probability you will get caught if you plagiarise anything found on this website for your orals or essays. 

Thanks in advance, and may your own writing smash hollow what you could copy from others! ;)
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