I ACCIDENTALLY SUBMITTED A PLAGIARIZED PAPER

  1. I had a huge research paper due today for my environmental politics class.
  2. I worked on it from 2am to 4:30pm.
    It was due at 5pm.
  3. My coworker let me use her old paper as a reference as to how to structure my paper.
  4. She used a statistic in her paper that I realized would work really well in my paper so I was like oh cool I'm going to use that.
    We wrote about two completely different topics but this one thing applied to mine too.
  5. So I copy and paste the whole paragraph from her paper that included the statistic.
    Because I'm a genius.
  6. Then I think, "Hey Gag, don't forget to delete everything that's not the actual statistic and add in your own thoughts and opinions."
  7. So
  8. I forget all about that fucking paragraph
  9. And I submit my paper
  10. And then I took a shower
  11. When I get out of the shower, it was passed the submission deadline so I decide to check out the little plagiarism checker thing.
    Lol why not.
  12. It says that 15% of my paper is plagiarized.
  13. I'm like whaaaa lol this thing must have counted all the quotes I cited stupid thing!!
  14. Nope.
  15. It was that paragraph I forgot to edit.
  16. And it said there was one exact match: my coworker's paper from 2 years ago.
  17. My professor knows we know each other.
    So I can't be like woooah crazy coincidence right?
  18. I want to vomit.
  19. I start crying.
    I'm still crying.
  20. I busted my ass this last month and I just finally got up to an A in that class.
  21. Now idk I might automatically fail the class for plagiarizing!
  22. Or who knows, maybe I'll get expelled!!!
    It's my first semester at the school btw so my GPA is fucked and this is the class with my favorite prof who probably thinks I'm garbage now. She's right. I am.
  23. I wrote my professor a pathetic email.
    I honestly explained the whole situation and then apologized a million times. I said I'll assume full responsibility and then begged her to hurry up and tell me what the punishment is before class on Monday so if I'm really gonna flunk, I don't have to go.
  24. I fixed my paper.
    I don't think I'll have the option to resubmit it but I fixed it on the off chance that someone might actually want to read it one day. I spent all fucking day writing it and I think it's really good.
  25. I keep refreshing my mail.
    Please just put me out of my misery.
  26. I'll probably cry some more.
    Like right now.
  27. Happy Thanksgiving
  28. UPDATE: WE'RE ALLOWED TO RESUBMIT AS MUCH AS WE WANT ON THE WEBSITE SO I JUST DID THAT AND TOOK A LATE GRADE OVER FUCKING PLAGIARISM WHAT A DAY YOU GUYS
  29. Also update: I had to write her like a super chill email to make up for the one where I literally told her it's okay if she kicks me out of school lmao wtf I hate me
  30. I'm so tired
  31. Happy Thanksgiving