“You did a paper in what?” Exclaimed my fried Timothy.
He looked at me half amused, half horrified.
“I wrote a paper on computer viruses”, I responded with a grin. “And I seriously need you to read through it and tell me if it makes sense before I hand it in.”
I could read the multiple questions flying in my friends mind just from the look he was giving me. You see, anything technology has never been my forte. Timothy my friend on the other hand has been good in techie stuff ever since I knew him in college. And he did look through my paper after getting a confession from me of how I managed to write such a paper; I had literally lifted stuff from the internet and paraphased it.
But guess what, I got a grade for that paper. That was before the plagiarism checkers came in, otherwise I might have paid a hefty academic price for it.