Busted! I Got Caught Plagiarizing My Homework

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    Naomi was always a good student, and took her classwork seriously, and her grades. At the end of middle school, in eight grade English class, the teacher gave them a creative writing assignment. Their homework was to be a real writer and go home and write a poem to present to the rest of the class.
    The teacher gave the class three weeks to really think about it and work on it and write the poem, but for Naomi it was just three long weeks of procrastinating. She just couldn't pull any of her ideas together.
    She really couldn't think of anything, and either she was bad at writing poems, or like a lot of famous writers, she just had writer's block. No matter what, she was unmotivated and uninspired and this had grown into way more than just a homework assignment - it overwhelmed her.
    Finally, with just a day left, she went on Google and looked up poems and famous writers, because, well, she wanted to cheat. She knew plagiarism was wrong, and she had never copied any famous writers before or plagiarized anything, but she was frustrated and desperate, and, at the time, she didn't think she'd get caught.
    The one key fact that she conveniently forgot was that at her school (and probably most schools) the teachers were very big on doing your own original work and never copying, or cheating on tests or homework, or stealing other people's ideas. Plagiarizing, especially copying a famous writer for your homework, was a major offense. But, she wasn't thinking about getting caught, she was just thinking about getting her homework assignment done.
    She searched around on Google and found the perfect poem by a perfectly famous writer. She changed a coupe of words here and there - not that that did much good - and she just went ahead and printed up and turned it in.
    The next day in class the teacher went around handing the poems back to the class BUT she skipped Naomi. It was pretty clear, she got caught and there was nothing she could do. Then the teacher asked her to join her in the hall and that was that. She burst into tears and was so embarrassed and ashamed of herself for plagiarizing and copying a famous writer. She got busted.
    She got a referral, which is like part of your permanent school record, and lunchtime detention for a week, but her teacher was really sweet and understanding. Naomi just crumbled under the pressure and made a super bad choice. Her teacher said she could take another try and write a new original poem and that she would just deduct ten points from the grade for her little brush with plagiarism and getting caught.
    Her dad was really upset about it and he gave her a long talking to, and the detention gave her a lot of time to think about it. She learned her lesson - never copy other people's work or plagiarize - and to just breathe and put in the work and effort.
    She worked really hard to make sure her next poem was good, but also didn't get all crazy about it, and she really liked what she wrote and got a good grade on it too!
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  • cheekibreekiwarrior
    cheekibreekiwarrior 12 klukkustundum síðan

    i could write a poem in a hour,y did ur teacher give you 3 weeks?

  • Jeff YT
    Jeff YT 16 klukkustundum síðan

    she forget to write “this poem is copyrighted”

  • sarah castranovo
    sarah castranovo 17 klukkustundum síðan

    **feels bad
    But this sounds like my L.a teacher 😂😂

  • tanveen pharwan
    tanveen pharwan 18 klukkustundum síðan

    I did that too for LA

  • Lovena Arana
    Lovena Arana 18 klukkustundum síðan

    Omg girl we g to the same shool

  • robert hy
    robert hy 19 klukkustundum síðan

    My son once got an award for the best poems for moms and he wrote a nice poem about my wife and he won an amazing award. Thinking back I think that both of my kids can be so loving to their mother.

  • Arm Ore
    Arm Ore 21 klukkustund síðan

    Fun fact, when you're a grown-up everyone cheats. Tell your bosses will be the ones that do heavy drugs. So kids, cheat early, and do lots of drugs.

  • Naomi Miranda
    Naomi Miranda 21 klukkustund síðan

    Naomi is my name 2!!!

  • Hyper Potato Gacha Life
    Hyper Potato Gacha Life 23 klukkustundum síðan

    I always cheat on test ._.

    but don't tell anyone ;-;

  • bla4enik 1
    bla4enik 1 23 klukkustundum síðan

    Half of our class did that for a book report and my teacher didn't care

  • bla4enik 1
    bla4enik 1 23 klukkustundum síðan

    what when we write poems we only have like one day and im a 4th grade

  • Lightning Koko
    Lightning Koko 23 klukkustundum síðan

    Is that a dime?
    Wait that rhymes!

  • adrian lomeli
    adrian lomeli Degi Síðan síðan

    Did you pot your school name

  • kitty cute playz
    kitty cute playz Degi Síðan síðan +1

    My sisters poem: roses are red violets are blue when I see you I'd rather say "ew".

    FIZZY ALIYA Degi Síðan síðan

    Our school is also big on plagiarism...like one time we were like to our teacher (jokingly) “we’re just gonna plagiarise😂” and the teacher also laughed and said...”we actually know how to know that you plagiarised...we have ways” we’re like ok?

  • Wolfie's Gacha
    Wolfie's Gacha Degi Síðan síðan

    My filipino teacher explained that to us

  • Lazerzap
    Lazerzap Degi Síðan síðan

    *if you're gonna plagiarise, atleast take the least popular poem dummy*

  • Gay Rhino
    Gay Rhino Degi Síðan síðan

    0:18 When I was...


  • suicide clown12
    suicide clown12 Degi Síðan síðan

    Can you only submit one thing about your life or u can do it as many as u want or something????

  • Inioluwa Olaleye
    Inioluwa Olaleye Degi Síðan síðan

    I also got caught plagiarizing in English class. We had to write a blog that was worth 70 points but I had no idea what to write so I plagiarized. My teacher knew I plagiarized because he said the blog was “too good,” so he searched it up and he found it. Although I changed up some words but it was still obvious. And since I an a good student and everyone thinks I’m smart and since this is also my first time plagiarizing, he deducted 10 points. But I didn’t get any detention though. Phew 😅

  • No Blow
    No Blow Degi Síðan síðan


  • llama_ Playz
    llama_ Playz Degi Síðan síðan

    My bestie auditioned for story booth (I didn’t believe her 😑)

  • noobs dudes
    noobs dudes Degi Síðan síðan

    *me Writeing one story*

  • Jeon Luna
    Jeon Luna Degi Síðan síðan


  • YouTube man Swagroy21
    YouTube man Swagroy21 Degi Síðan síðan

    I use to do it and never get caught

  • Makaiya Skaggs
    Makaiya Skaggs Degi Síðan síðan

    Wellll if ur a good student thennnnnnnnnn

  • Angie The Fox Prince
    Angie The Fox Prince Degi Síðan síðan

    If u think yr bad at poems then use that as your motivation, write a poem about that. like come on, smh

  • Velvet Wayman
    Velvet Wayman Degi Síðan síðan +1

    ❤️The vid

  • Briyana Ross
    Briyana Ross Degi Síðan síðan

    i did that before😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😢😢

  • Angie Ly
    Angie Ly Degi Síðan síðan

    You have 3 week? God, I have only 1 day to do a long poem, so you’re actually really, really lucky

  • QT Neopies
    QT Neopies Degi Síðan síðan

    they should really edit or do some shots, i know it’s only a short story but a lot of the time the grammar is bad and they say a lot of, and pretty much, like, so yeah, then it was like, etc. it’s kinda annoying. also, right at the beginning it doesn’t start of with an intro. it’s just “hey so in this grade we had to do this so pretty much i was like this and then this happened it was so bad but i learned it was ok so now i’m fine”

  • [B A S H]
    [B A S H] Degi Síðan síðan

    Why the heck does she looks like Sakura from Naruto????

  • InsideOutFanBoy
    InsideOutFanBoy Degi Síðan síðan

    Captions stop at 0:56

  • Hurricane 2806
    Hurricane 2806 2 dögum síðan

    Screw poetry just playgurise another pome and change alot if things

  • GPS Idiots
    GPS Idiots 2 dögum síðan +1


  • Galaxiana gacha
    Galaxiana gacha 2 dögum síðan

    Same im bad at poems

  • Can we get 5000 Subscribers Without Any videos

    At 0:19 she wasnt clicking the backspace, She was clicking the Esc button.

  • Elyssa Blog
    Elyssa Blog 2 dögum síðan

    i love haiku haha

  • Clementine Marsh
    Clementine Marsh 2 dögum síðan

    i plagerised before because we got papers i got jackie joyner kersee i had to write all about her

    lol ik this isnt plagerising if they alow us to do it

  • Quartz910_
    Quartz910_ 2 dögum síðan

    *tori is that you*

  • Laura Yauri
    Laura Yauri 2 dögum síðan +1

    You know what I will do I will just watch some baby show and try to find poems in the show and then the teacher will never know cause she doesn’t watch baby shows does she

  • Laila Wong
    Laila Wong 2 dögum síðan

    This drawing is different from yours drawing

  • November1707
    November1707 2 dögum síðan

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I suck at poems
    What about you?

  • YoSøcoolbøï.-.
    YoSøcoolbøï.-. 2 dögum síðan +1


  • james zehna
    james zehna 2 dögum síðan +1

    This is a poem I wrote myself it's called "Alaska's Cosmic Night Sky". I wrote it out of my love for space and Alaska (my paradise)
    Alaska itself is beautiful also the cloudless night sky itself is beautiful. The sun's solar wind comes through the north pole producing the iconic Northern Lights. All the galaxy's stars, star clusters, and constellations in the northern hemisphere are visible. The Milky Way itself is also visible along with Andromeda Galaxy above the Andromeda constellation. You can see Sirius A the brightest star in the sky also unique stars : Spica blue in the sky, Betelgeuse and Arcturus red in the sky, Capella flashing green and yellow in the sky, and Polaris always pointing north. To touch it off, there's the full moon of Luna but let's not forget the planets of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. If you decide to stargaze in the Last Frontier with your boyfriend/girlfriend as a date and start at the crack of nighttime, beware you'll be so hooked to the beauty that you'll be stargazing till the crack of dawn. stargazing in Alaska is something that'll be fun for you especially to space fans.

    NOTE: don't plagiarize this poem or you'll suffer the pharaoh's curse.

  • DatSav_Kendall
    DatSav_Kendall 2 dögum síðan

    If your gonna cheat don’t use a famous poem, and change the whole poem but keep it matching. So keep the poem as an outline lol

    ATTACKER45 THE BEAST 2 dögum síðan

    Fair use

  • Naomicat Sanchez
    Naomicat Sanchez 2 dögum síðan

    :0 I did the same for a peom and my name is Naomi

    Wait nobody cares

  • Amora Hill
    Amora Hill 2 dögum síðan

    That sound like my school lunch detention and referrals hmmm

  • bendy the night fighter
    bendy the night fighter 2 dögum síðan

    0:04 tords hood

  • Marie Jules
    Marie Jules 3 dögum síðan

    White people shit like for real

  • A E S T H E T I C
    A E S T H E T I C 3 dögum síðan

    Some teachers type your poem into Google, so beware! 😂

  • Tete gap
    Tete gap 3 dögum síðan

    Wtf, thats literally what i do every day with my homeworks LOL

  • Mineral Blade
    Mineral Blade 3 dögum síðan

    When I plagiarized my mom laughed because I made sure she would read it and it was in my own words I SWEAR and she said it’s fine your alive 😂😂😂

  • Lexis
    Lexis 3 dögum síðan

    Plagiarism is common in my school.. Everyone does that..

  • Emadمخم6مممءءمممخمخ Hamza

    Im bad at poems too

  • Emadمخم6مممءءمممخمخ Hamza

    Im bad at poems too

  • Purple Shiloh vlogs
    Purple Shiloh vlogs 3 dögum síðan

    Me its fine our teacher is nicw we were allowed to copy on google

  • Kensou NCass
    Kensou NCass 3 dögum síðan

    Ha i don't gave me some time in the middle of nowhere and you can get a hold of him and I will try to make it up to today then we can get a hold of him and I have 86hvh how are u doing today and it was a little bit of the African American Idol Finale Countdown to be with you in the middle of nowhere and you can get a 76hh yoga pants and a little bit of a good night and sweet drug test for the next time I see you in my room and I have to 45hgu Hugh Grant Morrison and I don't know if you want me to do hers to get a room together 4😕😈😈😉😆😂😕😑😇😂😉😨😧😲😳😱😳😱😱😱😱😵😶😰😨😘😗😙😗😒😍😘😘😘😪😏😚😚😘😗😖guy d to be in the middle of the African countries and the kids are so sweet and 85 u know what you are talking makes me feel 8gruhk how are you doing today babe I 😍 you so much fun to 5hcFYI the hug hi go yogi sorry

  • hekkin cuTIE pooTIE!
    hekkin cuTIE pooTIE! 3 dögum síðan +1

    Hey I just met yu
    And this is crazy
    So here's mah comment
    So like it maybeh?!

  • cow bear show!
    cow bear show! 3 dögum síðan


  • こんにちは、私はfrumsです

    Technically it’s not plagiarism, because she didn’t copy the *EXACT* words, she changed them up. Still there should be a punishment for coping.

  • Gacha butterfly
    Gacha butterfly 3 dögum síðan

    Rose's are red violets are blue
    Sugar Is sweet and so are you

    But the roses are wilted and the violets are dead the sugar bowl is empty just like you're head

  • ZTM1 CryptClaw
    ZTM1 CryptClaw 3 dögum síðan

    Boi your odd ones out

  • Dominique Jara
    Dominique Jara 3 dögum síðan

    You could use poem books for an idea 💡 📝

  • wrongavocado
    wrongavocado 3 dögum síðan

    Only 10pts off?!?

  • Glitterix Fairy
    Glitterix Fairy 3 dögum síðan

    Your lucky, you got a nice teacher. Instead of talking it out, I’m not trying to sound bad to my teacher and I’m not gonna spill who she is but she told me I disappointed her and that is why I’m super depressed (I got a referral too)

  • Jack Hicks
    Jack Hicks 3 dögum síðan

    how do you get an A with minus ten points?

  • Trunks
    Trunks 3 dögum síðan

    Guys btw if you plagiarized someone's work you can get kicked out of college, high school, or your job. Also it goes on your record making it harder to get into a new school and to get into a new job

  • Abert C
    Abert C 3 dögum síðan


  • green moon
    green moon 3 dögum síðan


  • miket096 Snowm
    miket096 Snowm 3 dögum síðan

    I word read

  • Flaming Chris
    Flaming Chris 3 dögum síðan

    I am bad at school and I get too many referrals but now I don't get that much referrals like 1 a month

  • Daisy Castaneda
    Daisy Castaneda 3 dögum síðan

    I did this before 😬😂😂😂 I actually just looked on google for poems and I found this one poem that was decent well at least to me 😂😂😂 I turned it in and the next day my teacher said that it didn’t fit the theme of the type of poem we had to write but she said that it was so beautiful and unique and she asked if she could use it with her other classes 😂😂 so I’m over here shooketh!!! That she didn’t notice that I Googled the poem 😂😂😂 so that’s how that turned out

  • Juan C Quiroga
    Juan C Quiroga 3 dögum síðan

    My teacher gave me 6 assignments and I only had 5 days to do it.

  • Sinai Zabaleta
    Sinai Zabaleta 3 dögum síðan

    I plagiarized my Process Report in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade for the history fair. I got 1st on my first and last year, but I got second in 7th grade. 💀

  • Pumped Designs
    Pumped Designs 3 dögum síðan

    How to avoid plagiarism:
    1. Find the source
    2. Find at least 4-5 key words such as “Cheating, Credit, Significance, Risky”
    3. Make a sentence or paragraph out of those words.
    Plagiarism is a form of *cheating.* Plagiarism is when you take an author’s perfectly written work and not giving *credit* to them, making “your” work claimed by you. Plagiarism is very *risky* when it comes to school and college, and there is a *significance* on why plagiarism is intentional and unintentional.

  • Fire and Ice
    Fire and Ice 3 dögum síðan +1


  • Ana Genis
    Ana Genis 3 dögum síðan +1

    Want to know a secret? ⬇️

  • Dejonai Burton
    Dejonai Burton 3 dögum síðan

    You changed the words so that doesn't count

  • ami cee
    ami cee 3 dögum síðan

    What kinda of school is this

  • Safiya Albarami
    Safiya Albarami 3 dögum síðan

    I love her name

  • Blythe Ave
    Blythe Ave 3 dögum síðan

    2-3 weeks?! We had a poem presentation and the deadline is only 3 days

  • katlizzy
    katlizzy 3 dögum síðan +4

    Her: we got 3 weeks to write a poem...
    My teacher: you have 1 day to write this literary essay. We will probably have a snow day, so I expect you to work on it at home.
    Me: wut

    (This is true btw 😭)

  • hay zii
    hay zii 3 dögum síðan

    roses are red
    violets arent blue
    they are purple
    so stfu

  • Neveah Alonso
    Neveah Alonso 3 dögum síðan

    Leave a like if you cheat or not

  • Ell Renee
    Ell Renee 4 dögum síðan

    You ain’t a good student..... if you was a good student you wouldn’t do that... sooooooo..... you is a bad ass student.

  • Queen WidowxX
    Queen WidowxX 4 dögum síðan

    I always do that and never get caught

  • Amin Oulkadi
    Amin Oulkadi 4 dögum síðan +1

    Good thing that i dont have poetry.
    If i had i would be dead and be in grade 3

  • Cure dream///🖤🖤🖤 does fandubs

    Is her hair THAT GOOD?????????!!!!!!!!

  • Emily And Kayla Tyler
    Emily And Kayla Tyler 4 dögum síðan

    that's not what my school considers plagiarism only when you copy word for word....

  • Henry Le
    Henry Le 4 dögum síðan +1

    Wait I want to ask this question does she go to Alexandria middle school?

    • Henry Le
      Henry Le 4 dögum síðan +1

      Well sometimes our school have lunch detention to :/

    • Henry Le
      Henry Le 4 dögum síðan +1

      Oh :/

    • The first guy
      The first guy 4 dögum síðan +1

      No she goes Walt Whitman middle school

  • Shimmer Shine Sparkle
    Shimmer Shine Sparkle 4 dögum síðan +1

    If you are bad at poems just write a poem about how bad you are at writing poems and then it won't seem so bad when you read your poem!
    *Problem solved!*

  • Venia Adelouise Sipalay
    Venia Adelouise Sipalay 4 dögum síðan

    *my teacher does this*

  • jelly belly
    jelly belly 4 dögum síðan

    to me that's honestly the stupidest thing that you could do if your in English class because English teachers read poems in a lot of books in the know the Arthur's and they know the words of almost every poem so of course you're going to get caught

  • Anonymous Anon
    Anonymous Anon 4 dögum síðan

    Noob. You gotta change the language like 5 times.

  • YouTube Official
    YouTube Official 4 dögum síðan


  • SpaceSloth
    SpaceSloth 4 dögum síðan +1

    Goats are like mushrooms
    If you shoot a duck
    I'm scared of toasters

  • Ayeni Naomi Irewamiri
    Ayeni Naomi Irewamiri 4 dögum síðan

    Hi five my name is also NAOMI YEY JUHU I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW

  • Emaly Mustache
    Emaly Mustache 4 dögum síðan

    I just saw " When i was...."
    *The Emo inside* :... A YOUNG BOY