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09/04/2019

Hi my friend is thinking about copying a college entrance essay. I told him no and he won’t listen?

QUESTION
Hi my friend is thinking about copying a college entrance essay. I told him no and he won’t listen?
Can someone please tell me what will happen if colleges find out and how because he is really lazy and won’t do the actual writing. he’s applying the university of miami. He is copying and pasting the essay from the internet

ANSWER
If he found it that easily just by doing a search, the admissions officers can, too. And if it’s too well-written for someone with his academic profile, or doesn’t match the writing sample on his SATs, or describes something that’s not indicated as an interest or part of his background anywhere else in his application, or it’s just a very well-known example, they probably will find it. Which will result in his getting rejected.

The question is, why are you friends with someone this unethical? And do you care enough to report him yourself, or are you willing to just wait and see what happens?