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Kiyoke does well in all of her subjects except Geography -- she thinks learning about different countries is boring. When her teacher has the class do reports on different countries, she's NOT excited. Even worse, she got assigned some weird country she's never even heard of!

When Kiyoke gets home that day, she's bummed out over having to write the report, and tells her older brother Sammy about the whole thing. Sammy tells her he had to do the


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same report, on the same country, two years ago, and he actually still has it on the computer! To help give her some ideas for her own paper, he opens up the old file for Kiyoke to look at.

Sitting at the computer, Kiyoke realizes it would be really easy to just replace her brother's name with her own, change a few things here and there, then hand it in. It would be plagiarizing since the work isn't hers, but it would be A LOT easier than writing the paper herself, and she could focus on the classwork she likes more.

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1. Should Kiyoke turn in her brother's paper
    as her own?

Yes! The teacher won't remember a paper from two years ago.
No, because the teacher would probably figure out it wasn't
        her work.
No, because it's wrong to turn in work that isn't yours.

2. What do you think is the worst that could happen if
    Kiyoke gets caught plagiarizing her brother's paper?

She could fail her assignment.
She could get kicked out of school.
She'd betray her teacher and family's trust.

3. Have you ever plagiarized? What happened?
I got caught and I failed the assignment.
I got away with it.
I've never plagiarized anything.

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