I'm a final year student from a UK university. Recently I just received an email from my school that I have violated the rules for exam plagiarism. I input my own ideas and judgment for the work I submitted with references from online academic sources. However, the school system felt that majority of my content are copied word for word or with minor alterations, thus they are disregarding the work I submitted. The school mentioned that I have 1 week to submit an appeal. I am at a loss to know what to do for now. To all experts, this is my final year and I really hope I can graduate this year. Would appreciate if you can offer me some assistance with the appeal.
Here is an outline for an appeal letter:
Begin with a clear and concise introduction that includes your name, student ID number, and the specific exam and course in question.
Explain the specific violation that occurred and take full responsibility for your actions. Offer an apology for your behavior.
Provide any extenuating circumstances that may have played a role in the violation. Be honest and provide as much detail as possible.
Explain the steps you have taken to rectify the situation, such as meeting with an academic advisor or attending a workshop on academic integrity.
Discuss the steps you will take to ensure that the violation will not happen again in the future, such as setting up a meeting with an academic advisor or professor to discuss ways to avoid plagiarism.
Close the letter by restating your commitment to academic integrity and respectfully requesting that the disciplinary action be reconsidered.
Provide your contact information, such as your phone number and email address, so that the recipient can contact you with any questions or to schedule a meeting to discuss your appeal further.
Make sure you have the proper format, double check the spelling and grammar, before sending it to the right individual or committee.
If you can go with this outline, then pray and ask God for mercy, I am so sure they will forgive you. Thanks
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