SO... I opened the first one and start to read. "King Arthur led a veried life..."; the next one, 4 pages poorly written in first person with 2 different tenses; the next one 5 pages with ONE reference cited; the next one, I looked up the cite and guess what- it's all plagiarized. No, really- word for word. I was tempted to call her out on it, but I'm not. The prof will figure it out the same way I did, she pasted two things together that just don't match. I swear... by now I'm a little bit freaking out because I spent 2 weeks writing a major paper and if you use mine to compare with these other papers, they're all D's.
I'm serious, one girl, who's name is SPECIAL, so that should be a clue, wrote a TWO page paper. TWO. ~gasp~ No cover. No title. No "discussion" questions which was part of the assignment. (part that took me HOURS to figure out). How am I supposed to review that with any positive comments when I spent so much time working on mine? Ok, perhaps I just don't understand college these days. I thought the purpose was to get an A. As it turns out, it's to just do as little as possible and get passing grade.
Ironically, I had JUST commented to someone today that I thought my project was only worth a B in my own grading scale. I amend that. My paper is F'ing genius. It's BRILLIANT. No WONDER the prof sent me an e-mail a few weeks ago thanking me for my insightful paper on some topic or another. Ok. Off to read the next 6 papers and "review them". I guess I need to cut them all some slack.... or not. I really want to e-mail the prof and say, "I spent 2 weeks, 4 hours a night researching and writing my paper... WTF is all this? Fail them all!"
Maybe the next 6 are good. Maybe they're enlightened. Maybe... just maybe...