Coming up with a top 5 for the week...is going to be difficult.
I didn't really explain why my week has been so crappy, so I will try. I am supposed to graduate next week with a bachelor's degree in nursing. However, I had to write a paper that is worth a large part of my grade and my professor told me I plagiarized most of my paper.
For the record, I did not plagiarize.
For example, she stated that this is plagiarized:
With the time it takes to talk through a patient care issue (with an emphasis on clinical requirements), or for the student to perform clinical skills, a preceptor with a student should be considered thee-quarters of a nurse (Omansky, 2010).
Now, you can see, from the citation at the end, I got this information from Omansky and the article was written in 2010. This is a citation. However, she states that the statement was plagiarized because my phrasing was too close to the authors and I am writing it as if it were my own thought. Throughout my research paper, I apparently plagiarized 8 times, however after each "plagiarized statement" I had a citation. In several instances, I even put "According to *insert author's name* and put the citation at the end. According to her, because I did not put the statement in quotes I was stealing the idea and making it my own. So instead of telling me I didn't cite correctly, she accused me of plagiarism and told me she could have me removed from the program.
Anyways, I was not plagiarizing. Instead of "dismissing me" from the program, she kindly gave me a 40% on the paper. Which put me at a 63% in the class...aka failing. She left me re-write the paper, with highest possible score I could receive being a 75%. She told me in an e-mail I had to get a 75% on the paper to pass the class.
She gave me a 74%.
So, the graduate acceptance letter I received last week, could possibly be a moot point. I have to basically get 100% now on my final project and I won't know my grade until next week. Needless to say, I am having a hard time finding 5 things to be happy about...
Hello! I'm Chelsea, a 30-something ICU/ER registered nurse living in Michigan! Welcome to my blog - here you will find ramblings about my life, fashion & beauty and my attempts at living a healthier lifestyle. Grab some coffee, sit back and hang with me!