- May 4, 2018 at 10:08 pm
As always I advise you to cooperate -I’ve heard if you own up straightaway you are more likely to get a lighter punishment. The students who maintain innocence when there is strong evidence against them are fools really as it prolongs the investigation and annoys the ACO and therefore they end up with the worst of both worlds- a higher penalty and often the penalty resubmission fee GBP 600
You are probably looking at academic negligence if you are very, very lucky or realistcally academic malpractice. If you are unlucky then they could give you Misconduct and the Penalty resubmission fee. You will probably get a fail anyway and usually end up having to submit on a totally different company regardless. However on the bright side you are normally allowed to resubmit (and that should certainly be the case for a 24% score), so it’s not the end of the line
The most incriminating thing may be the SLS and the 10%, Depends if this percentage is 10% of everything ((7,500 + 2,000) *10%) or 2,000 *10% – the difference is about 950 words in the first scenario or 200 words for the second.
200 words in an SLS might be explainable – anything more than this is harder to explain away. Once they see similarities in the written work they might also look at the other files too. Like I say if you know you did it, fess up and hope for the best.May 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm
My friend in recent attempt was referred to ACO, and had 25-35% matching. He accepted his mistake in first e-mail, and the investigator gave him least penalty, no fine nothing. Just a re-submission fee.
EhsanMay 7, 2018 at 11:03 am
Confirms what I have said – Fess up if you are guilty!May 23, 2018 at 4:22 am
I submit my thesis 2nd time ACO asked me how to improve Allot i give explanation i use Grammarly software and you tube videos but waiting since 15 day ACO not yet reply .please guide me i should contact to my Aco as 2 month has been pass to result anounceMay 23, 2018 at 2:05 pm
For some reason your earlier post:
“Hi I don’t know any 1 can help me or not .
I submit my rab 2nd time this time I have been asked how I did allot improvements in sentence ,grammerly and the vacabery? I told him I used gramerly software . today 10 days has been passed but I have not got any responce from aco.
Please tell me after how many days i should contact with ACO. If i have not get response. As 2 month already has been passed for result announcement”
and my reply from yesterday have both disappeared into the ether
so I have re-posted your original query above and my answer below:
“I think they try to resolve ACO cases within 2 months but this is a general guide. Some cases are more complex than others and sometimes other students may be implicated so they are waiting to compare responses and someone’s case is always going to be last. So 2 months though a target is an average.
I think you will just have to sit it out and expect it may be at least another week or 10 days before you get a follow up from them. However you could send a polite enquiry as a reminder…”May 23, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Thanks for your guidance, your guidance give me support ,as since my RAP is refer to ACO i am mentally upset there for i was unable to do my job properly. So i decided to take holidays.
I am unable to do any thing properly, every signal night i wake up to sea whether i get any response or not .
Can you imagun i was checking every 4th minutes my email. So as when the last email i got from ACO after 4th minutes i was checking my email. Any way i will wate 10 days more.
But thanks for your guidance.May 23, 2018 at 5:11 pm
Well I think you could send the following:
Dear Sir/ Madam (- IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT IS A MALE OR FEMALE OFFICER)
I hope that you don’t mind that I am enquiring about my case as I have not heard anything from you since ….. (ENTER THE DATE THAT YOU REPLIED OR LAST SENT YOUR INFORMATION)
The fact that I have been referred is causing me a lot of stress and I find that I am not able to concentrate properly at work and it would help me if you could provide an update on my case. If there is any further information from me that is needed then I would be happy to provide it to assist you.
NAME and REG NO.
(I think sometimes when they get a personal reminder they may attend to it sooner – let’s hope so for your sake – good luck! And please let us know how you get on – Trephena)May 25, 2018 at 4:31 am
Thanks for reply, I was writing an email suddenly I don’t know my computer restart, when I open my email I got resonce they need further evidence.
Any way thanks for the guidance. After your response I fell mentally relax.May 25, 2018 at 10:27 am
Please advic ACO is issue a letter in which she clearly stste
You have no case for answer the question. I will said to head office to release your result ?
Only 25% plagiarism we found it is due to resubmi.
So please tell me every thing is one now .
Thanks for guiding every signal question.May 25, 2018 at 11:18 am
That’s good. It seems your case may have been concluded. However could you copy and paste her actual words as I want to be absolutely certain as I don’t understand the English in the sentence: “So please tell me every thing is one now ?”May 25, 2018 at 11:51 am
1. Your project was passed through Turnitin and an overall match of 25% was identified. The
majority of this matching was to your own previous submission.
2. Thank you for providing an explanation and evidence to support the marked improvement
in your resubmission.
As such, I am pleased to be able to inform you that you have no case to answer and I will be advising
the admin office to release your result.
You may wish to refer to the Student Conduct Regulations and Procedure which is available on the
Brookes website at https://www.brookes.ac.uk/regulations/current/appeals-complaints-andMay 25, 2018 at 11:53 am
Please advice me further.May 25, 2018 at 11:56 am
Every thing is fine?May 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm
Perfect! You can chill now…May 25, 2018 at 6:56 pm
Thanks, sir.June 26, 2018 at 2:15 pm
Guys i want to ask i am going to resubmit my protect i want to ask do i need to change my financial statements data from 2014 2015 2016 to 2015 2016 2017 or not? Problem is i have to make some changes to my project because when my result released it identified problem with my references and also the colour of graph of both companies were same and i have to make appropriate changes now i am confused if i update my financial data will it cause me a problem or not please help me i am confusedJune 27, 2018 at 8:29 am
The rules were changed a year or two back and now provided you are resubmitting within 4 periods of your first submission you do NOT have to update your resubmission and include the very latest financial information.
Of course if you want to update then you can, it is your decision. I think if it were me it would depend on what weaknesses I had failed on. If it was evaluation then I think it would be easier doing a better evaluation using the latest info so in that case I would revise and update
In your case this doesn’t seem to be the issue. Can’t you just reformat the graphs? Provided also you can do referencing to the required standard (see Appendix 3 of the Information Pack and our ‘Open Tuition Ultimate Guide to Referencing your RAP’ – the link to latter is on our homepage) then there may be no particular need to rewrite your work.
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