A Random Thought blog by Isaiah Y.
Plagiarism: the exploit of exerting one's work or idea and taking them off as one's own. Yeah, that's plagiarism. Just by hearing the word, you can already perceive that it's a serious thing.
Racism, sexism, and plagiarism; those words have nothing to do with plagiarism, they just happen to have 'ism' in them. Now, I'm not discussing techniques of how you should bypass it. I'm going to be talking about the times I've plagiarised. I'm not going to be explicit about the subjects I've plagiarised in, but I will definitely bestow my experiences.
Before I lived in Chicago, I lived in the county of Gwinnett in Georgia. I lived there for the majority of my childhood, and I made prominent memories there. I went to a school named Chesney, and I went there for half of second grade and the full-year of third grade.
In the first semester of third grade, we had to write an essay about Abraham Lincoln. My teacher at the time--her name was Ms. Nunez--told us we had to at least write three pages about him.
As a third grader, you can't really expect us to write a three-page essay about the 16th president of America without things getting intricate. And in fact, that's true. I was beyond confused. I wasn't confused because the essay was arduous, I was just plain stupid.
So when I got home, I told my mom that I had an essay to write and I needed help with it. So she showed me a few websites, and she said to use them.
She specifically said not to plagiarize but I didn't know what that word meant. So I basically copied the entire website including the superfluous things that didn't need to be in my doc.
I was actually satisfied with my essay because I thought it was informational. I turned it in the next day and I was really proud of myself for 'writing' a good essay. The next day we got our essays back, and remember your teacher uses that red pen to edit your paper? Yeah, she wrote on mines which said 'see me'.
I was petrified. I didn't know what I did wrong. So when I got her desk, I was literally shaking because she was one of those teachers that gave you the death stare. She straight up looked at me and said: "You plagiarized."
Then I replied with, "Wait, what's that?" She gave the most uncomfortable glare ever! She told me that plagiarism was the act of taking or copying someone's work.
She had to call my parents, and I had to redo my essay. I was so mad and the worst part is that I could have possibly gotten arrested.
I also plagiarised in Mr. Bean's class and the same thing happened. So, the moral here is to obviously not plagiarize, and try to be original. Your teachers will Google your essays; please be aware.
Dear Zeke ☀
What can I do to enjoy school more?
Honestly, I haven't enjoyed school until recently. I used different skills for the sudden change. For example find something in the subjects that you enjoy. If you enjoy a certain topic it makes you learn without really knowing it. Times flies when you're having fun, they say. That is how I started to enjoy school. If you can't find something you enjoy in the topic than you can try to talk to a friend about the topic. Talking to someone that you enjoy their company of helps you enjoy the topic more. If homework is the problem then do the easy stuff first. Then go to the harder stuff. That could save you more time for the harder things and if you do the easier things first they can clear up certain things for the harder homework. Mainly just stay focused. That is one of the most important pieces of advice I can give you. Remember, to save time for you. These next few years will be a long road. You need to relax. Let your mind travel outside the school curriculum. Dive into your own ideas and follow through with them. Dream. Find teachers that you can relate to or talk to and just let them make school enjoyable. That's all I can really tell you.
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Thanksgiving D.I.Y. by: Sara M.
This is the ingredients:
Peanut butter cups
Frosting Chocolate, Yellow, Red.
Double stuffed Oreos
And now that you got your ingredients, let's make these delicious treats!
1: Grab a cookie, you don’t have to put frosting on the cookie; but I like to because it holds in the candy corn a little better, Just give it a little squeeze of chocolate on the cookie if you do
2: Then stuff in your candy corn. Go ahead and do all of the cookies through this step.
3: Next put a dab of frosting on the opposite end of the cookie and secure it to the “base” cookie. It helps to place them next to a wall as they dry so they stay put.
4: While those are drying, unwrap your PB cups. Take a sharp knife and cut a sliver off of one end. It helps to gently cut in a sawing motion so you don’t break the PB cup. Cut it from the bottom like I show here: