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Unformatted text preview: ADHD and was a special education student; the fact that she had difficulty completing the assignment was understandable, so I just turned back to my own work. While checking my presentation, the librarian paused on one slide and asked me if I knew what plagiarism was; she didn’t believe that the text was in my own words because of the elegant writing style. When turning to the next slide, she said it was obviously not plagiarized because I had committed a typographical error. I was so shocked I couldn’t do anything but stare at her. How was I supposed to explain that the elegance of my words was the result of a lifelong love of writing and reading, of years perfecting my writing style, and the typo was just a simple mistake? Even then, I couldn’t tell her that the girl in front of me was the one who was plagiarizing; who would she have believed, the girl with ADHD or me? Fortunately, she didn’t bring it up again....
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- Fall '08
- Typographical error