This will be my first time out in college. I have everything ranging from supplies to a laptop for the labs I am supposed to be doing. I'm going to be paying the semester fee in a few weeks, but during the past few days I was wondering about a few things. I've battled myself for answers and have come up with 2 final questions that I can't answer for myself. The 2 questions are mainly for people already in post secondary.
1) Could I get kicked out of my college if I pirate basically the entire Microsoft Office suite? I've essentially imagined this like a student plagiarizing another guy's work and then getting kicked out. Can this happen to me as a pirate? I did in fact have the original suite on several discs, but due to the way my new laptop was built, it can't read DVDs. Even if it could, the disks I'm looking for no longer have their serial keys attached to it, and since they don't have the keys attached to it, they're basically going to seem like burnt discs with great artwork on them (of course I'm excluding the software paid for via tuition).
2) Has anybody been accused of copying somebody else's work in essays? I'm really scared of being falsely accused of plagiarizing somebody else's work. Aren't the chances of similar work being produced really high as a prof works in later years?
Thanks in advance for anybody to give me any answers. I've just been really worried. I'm basically one of the first people in my family to have an education over here in Canada, and since education in the Philippines is a bit different than what we have here, I can't ask anybody else questions. Most of my friends are going into their first years too!
Jul 22 2012, 4:31 am