Busted! I Got Caught Plagiarizing My Homework

  • Published on Feb 5, 2019
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    Naomi was always a good student, and took her classwork seriously, and her grades. At the end of middle school, in eight grade English class, the teacher gave them a creative writing assignment. Their homework was to be a real writer and go home and write a poem to present to the rest of the class.
    The teacher gave the class three weeks to really think about it and work on it and write the poem, but for Naomi it was just three long weeks of procrastinating. She just couldn't pull any of her ideas together.
    She really couldn't think of anything, and either she was bad at writing poems, or like a lot of famous writers, she just had writer's block. No matter what, she was unmotivated and uninspired and this had grown into way more than just a homework assignment - it overwhelmed her.
    Finally, with just a day left, she went on Google and looked up poems and famous writers, because, well, she wanted to cheat. She knew plagiarism was wrong, and she had never copied any famous writers before or plagiarized anything, but she was frustrated and desperate, and, at the time, she didn't think she'd get caught.
    The one key fact that she conveniently forgot was that at her school (and probably most schools) the teachers were very big on doing your own original work and never copying, or cheating on tests or homework, or stealing other people's ideas. Plagiarizing, especially copying a famous writer for your homework, was a major offense. But, she wasn't thinking about getting caught, she was just thinking about getting her homework assignment done.
    She searched around on Google and found the perfect poem by a perfectly famous writer. She changed a coupe of words here and there - not that that did much good - and she just went ahead and printed up and turned it in.
    The next day in class the teacher went around handing the poems back to the class BUT she skipped Naomi. It was pretty clear, she got caught and there was nothing she could do. Then the teacher asked her to join her in the hall and that was that. She burst into tears and was so embarrassed and ashamed of herself for plagiarizing and copying a famous writer. She got busted.
    She got a referral, which is like part of your permanent school record, and lunchtime detention for a week, but her teacher was really sweet and understanding. Naomi just crumbled under the pressure and made a super bad choice. Her teacher said she could take another try and write a new original poem and that she would just deduct ten points from the grade for her little brush with plagiarism and getting caught.
    Her dad was really upset about it and he gave her a long talking to, and the detention gave her a lot of time to think about it. She learned her lesson - never copy other people's work or plagiarize - and to just breathe and put in the work and effort.
    She worked really hard to make sure her next poem was good, but also didn't get all crazy about it, and she really liked what she wrote and got a good grade on it too!
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Comments • 8 995

  • Shadow rain Chill
    Shadow rain Chill 8 hours ago

    Roses are red violets are blue this is a nice poem so are you

  • JudeDude
    JudeDude 13 hours ago +1

    *TheOdd1sout has joined the chat*

  • Arielle Mendez
    Arielle Mendez 16 hours ago

    When I was in middle school i was in a similar situation, I had to write a poem for my English class and at the time i was very busy with other things so the day before the poem was due I searched on Google "simple poems" I made sure that the poem I was going to copy was something my teacher could look at and say "yep she wrote that" when I turned it in I did feel some guilt but went along with my life. She never found out but I told myself that I was NEVER going to plagiarize again.

  • K1llerm0th
    K1llerm0th Day ago

    Screw poetry in school I will never use it

  • HawaiiUnicorn2312345 Mai

    *that happened to me too cause I didn’t have a idea so I copied roses are red*

  • Marama Heck
    Marama Heck 2 days ago

    I once had two days to write an entire FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY!!

  • shilpa santhrupth
    shilpa santhrupth 3 days ago +1

    I wish I had such a homework
    Cause I me amazing at poems
    Touch hood

  • Amistic James
    Amistic James 3 days ago


  • M e g a t h r o n
    M e g a t h r o n 3 days ago

    My school is so tight on plagiarism. Everything has to be submitted online and as soon as it gets submitted it checks everything for plagiarism and even if it’s 0.1% plagiarised it can and will effect the grade you get. My school is so stuck up and I’ve only been there a term and it’s already killing me with all the pressure.

  • Lps lover 51 0
    Lps lover 51 0 4 days ago

    My name is Naomi to!!!!!!😄

  • Amirmohammad Eslami
    Amirmohammad Eslami 4 days ago

    Id just write a poem about me being bad at poems

  • Emely Moreno
    Emely Moreno 4 days ago

    I am bad at poem but that's not so bad.a poem for you

  • naomi taylor
    naomi taylor 4 days ago +1

    I thought the teacher in this video was talking to me coz dats my name 😂

  • Giselle Arce
    Giselle Arce 5 days ago


  • stxrry nvghts
    stxrry nvghts 5 days ago

    This school is so fucking extra.

  • Violet ‘s bunny GAMING

    Loving the hair girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl giemme your hair ;3 🥰🤗 :3 X3

  • natt_029
    natt_029 6 days ago +1

    orchids are blue
    leaves r green
    I will quit gacha life
    In 2019

    • natt_029
      natt_029 6 days ago +1

      No joke, it's true.

  • mauna29 !
    mauna29 ! 6 days ago +2

    Roses are blue
    Violets are red
    I really hate
    Going to bed

  • Naomi yeah yeahh
    Naomi yeah yeahh 7 days ago

    lol my name is naomi rip

  • Eliezer Avina
    Eliezer Avina 7 days ago

    Im in first grade and yeah

  • Maximum Books
    Maximum Books 7 days ago

    That’s a haiku not a poem stupid

  • CyberC's Arcade
    CyberC's Arcade 7 days ago

    One time I needed to show my school to my mom because she was skeptical about if I did it or not. When she left the laptop broke and erased all my math data. When she looked and even with my explanation, she still made me redo it all. And that realy hurt me because people didn't trust me as much.

  • Pastelly Flamingos
    Pastelly Flamingos 7 days ago

    :O tututut

  • jason 10101
    jason 10101 7 days ago +1

    Never copy other people's work its just rude

  • Itz Katelyn gacha
    Itz Katelyn gacha 7 days ago

    At the end instead of saying poems its poet

  • Armypower
    Armypower 8 days ago

    Honestly she needs to do more her best

  • Kim Kim
    Kim Kim 8 days ago


  • AviLla Luvs all
    AviLla Luvs all 8 days ago

    Poor naomi

  • XxxGamingMasterxxX .-.

    Poem suggestions For Your Kids
    1. Roses are Red
    Violets Are Blue
    My heart Is Dead
    I'm Such a Fool

    I Bet No Teacher Even Listens To Juice Wrld ^^

  • ConservativeMedia
    ConservativeMedia 9 days ago

    I didn’t cry when I plagiarized

  • Miss Nobody
    Miss Nobody 9 days ago +2

    naomiii, what the heck did you dooo? (srry i had to do the reference)

  • Asydius
    Asydius 9 days ago

    I done this like a month ago but I never got caught 😂

  • jumana muwaffaq
    jumana muwaffaq 9 days ago

    I always copy my essay from the internet but like teachers know but never complain

  • ViviansFantasy
    ViviansFantasy 9 days ago

    Im so scared i did a haiku from 2 thing in google but i didnt get caught!.. Atleast not yet but luckily my school is over so phew!

  • June & Pey React to Gacha

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Running around these tunnels
    With only one frickin shoe
    (If you’ve watched IT you’ll understand)

  • Basant Basim
    Basant Basim 10 days ago

    It's ok bc I got a f in writing poems bc I wrote a stupid one

  • Chosen Strong
    Chosen Strong 10 days ago

    Wow I'm working on poems to and at 0:51 we use that exact poem too.

  • Margarette Domingo
    Margarette Domingo 11 days ago

    I did the same thing tho😂but my teacher doesn't really care. She just gave me 90/100 😂

  • Della K. Sigler
    Della K. Sigler 11 days ago

    When, I was in High School The President was shot and parents signed the children up to go to War. True Story.

  • randomness 2000
    randomness 2000 11 days ago +1

    Lol my school has referrals too

  • Yennices Rodriguez
    Yennices Rodriguez 11 days ago

    Right now I should be doing homework but I'm watching story booth

    • storybooth
      storybooth  11 days ago

      We’re kind of educational - kind of? Maybe a little?

  • Savannah Jiggets
    Savannah Jiggets 11 days ago

    It would have been smart if she searched up *non* famous poems

  • ام خالد محمد


  • Quite Alesha
    Quite Alesha 12 days ago

    take sisters go to this channel here you will hear mystical stories

  • Hawa Ba
    Hawa Ba 12 days ago

    Why does the calendar say April

  • アイカラ エインジヤル{aikara angel}

    Is this poem okay?
    Rose are red
    Violets are blue
    Look at the star
    It’s beautiful as you
    Your my sunshine
    Never give up on your life dreams

  • Fuzzycat 10123
    Fuzzycat 10123 12 days ago

    You are so sweet and sour and I love this one and love the fact of the night and the other I have to do a lot and then go home I have to do a little next to a guy with me I will be in a relationship I have no one else to love and be with you and then you have no idea what

  • Gale Boltz
    Gale Boltz 12 days ago +2

    What the big deal about plaigirism

  • Phaze__Playz
    Phaze__Playz 12 days ago +8

    Roses are red
    Violets are red
    Everything is red
    Help im in hell

  • angel boss ragbir cuffie

    I cool an u is very good and u are very important for yourself in that deed and u need to have feelings for yourself in that deed of truth.

  • Horse Lover
    Horse Lover 13 days ago +3

    Roses are red
    Josie Is green
    Rowan is evil
    I have fleas

  • Aysha Cross
    Aysha Cross 13 days ago

    Your retarded I looked up on Google and made a poem on Abraham Lincoln and use different parts in different poems

    • Horse Lover
      Horse Lover 13 days ago +1

      The funny thing is you just called someone retarded and you used "your" instead of "you're". Please learn basic English before you insult someone.

  • Charles Smith
    Charles Smith 13 days ago +1

    She could have instead wrote her own plagiarism poem.....Something like this....

    I tried to cheat the system,
    To get my degree within
    My university that I was in.

    But I was caught doing a Ctrl-V on one English assignment,
    Got rung up on plagiarism charges and faced the chastisement
    Of expulsion from my school, for the wrongs I did in my intellectual theft self-advertisement.

    She should have done this especially when she goes to college for the first time and imaging that she is caught plagiarizing herself and facing the penalties for doing it......

  • Boi who no 1 likes :D
    Boi who no 1 likes :D 13 days ago

    I thoth video said ...plesuring boys

  • Theresa Mckay
    Theresa Mckay 14 days ago

    I love you

  • Noe Delgado
    Noe Delgado 14 days ago

    Your name is Naomi my name is Noemi hehe funny almost the same name oh and if you see Noe I am on my dads phone that he have to meh

  • Slav Kafegiev
    Slav Kafegiev 14 days ago +1

    Seriously XDDD...I'm from Bulgaria and if kids got punished every time they do this...oh dear XD

  • 2000 GamerSucker
    2000 GamerSucker 14 days ago

    Mostly im good at comic storys

  • Andrick Flores
    Andrick Flores 15 days ago

    0:33 new button Feelin lucky

  • kutie Pie
    kutie Pie 15 days ago +2

    Poems are bad some make me sad give me an A or I'll make you go mad.😁👍

  • Pusheen the cat
    Pusheen the cat 15 days ago +1

    Roses are red
    Never had my first kiss ;-;
    why is me a cat?
    hit or miss

    • Horse Lover
      Horse Lover 13 days ago +1

      Roses are red
      Kallie not kelp
      Mr. Pancake Man
      I need mental help

  • get cringe
    get cringe 15 days ago

    Oh i did this in science before LOL (i'm not lying)

  • Raging Fury
    Raging Fury 15 days ago +1

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Guess what I’m a good student too

  • Yasmin Games & Animations

    Roses are red
    Violets aren't blue
    They actually are purple
    The heck is wrong with you?

  • Wise Steward
    Wise Steward 16 days ago

    0 like i don't like this

  • Mencho Garcia
    Mencho Garcia 16 days ago

    it is fine ever one has cheated at least 1 time

  • Sunflower dreams
    Sunflower dreams 16 days ago +2

    I'm only 9 and I made a poem at school for morning work!

  • Jostyn Flores
    Jostyn Flores 16 days ago

    Here a poem I heard
    I am rubber and you are fat
    Don't you dare touch my hat

  • Sebas Epic
    Sebas Epic 16 days ago

    This person is retarded like who cries over that

  • isha Muchiwa
    isha Muchiwa 16 days ago +1

    Wow wow

  • Unicorn Cake
    Unicorn Cake 16 days ago +1

    0:06 “I see beyond the range of sight!”

  • Nguyen VlogMe
    Nguyen VlogMe 16 days ago

    I thought it said prom instead of peom

  • tamzin s.
    tamzin s. 16 days ago

    0:18 a young boy..

  • Ethan Ngo
    Ethan Ngo 16 days ago

    Watch someone plagiarize the poem she made

  • Łúčķý Šťåř
    Łúčķý Šťåř 16 days ago

    Roses are *red*
    Violets are *blue*
    I bought some *donuts*
    Just for *you*

    God has a *pen*
    You have a *hightlighter*
    God drew the *world*
    You made it *brighter*

  • Sammera Ahmed
    Sammera Ahmed 17 days ago

    We have to write haiku poems in school

    NOODLE FISH 17 days ago

    wHy YoU nU PoEm GluE iT iN yOuR mInD

  • Crackzz
    Crackzz 17 days ago

    Roses are Red
    Today is Friday
    My name is Dave
    How are you today??

    SHAMIRA FORMARAN 17 days ago

    I am good at poems

  • Vanja Vuksic
    Vanja Vuksic 18 days ago

    Theoddsout would be proud 😂

  • medow Clan
    medow Clan 18 days ago

    For every like I will do a push up

  • leilah pringle/harris
    leilah pringle/harris 19 days ago

    I have a poem
    Last Christmas I gave you my heart
    But the very next day
    You said you were gay

  • Two Fuzzy Foxes
    Two Fuzzy Foxes 19 days ago

    Eek My Name Us Naomi Yee!

  • Over Now
    Over Now 19 days ago


  • Jason Voorhees
    Jason Voorhees 19 days ago

    This girl is sooooo me, I can't even make up a poem. I'll just ask for an MP ( depending on which grade system your school uses, mine uses hp,p,pp, and mp. MP is like an F)

  • Lighting Bolt
    Lighting Bolt 19 days ago

    This sound like the story of theodd1sout

  • Joel Toohey
    Joel Toohey 19 days ago

    Here’s a haiku:
    My friend is ugly
    Male prostitution is gay
    A child died today.
    Oh crap it was supposed to be about nature. 🤭

  • Cargo The Great
    Cargo The Great 19 days ago

    bruh why did she pick one of the first ones she found they'd clearly realise if they were that big on it?

  • brandless babby
    brandless babby 19 days ago +3

    *lunch detention* i got 3 days of supension for "yelling in class" even tho i wasn't DF

  • No Name
    No Name 19 days ago

    I got busted on my Biology exam...
    So may regrets TT
    I now have to get at least 60% on my next exam to succeed

  • Emma and JohnnyLin
    Emma and JohnnyLin 20 days ago

    we are not aloud to plagrliz but my teacher tells me to

  • Niomi Gonzalez
    Niomi Gonzalez 20 days ago

    My names Niomi

  • Car Door Guy
    Car Door Guy 20 days ago

    This sounds like the odd1sout story

  • RN Louie
    RN Louie 20 days ago

    I plagiarize all the time at school.

  • Gacha Colo*rs
    Gacha Colo*rs 21 day ago

    The whole class had to write a poem mine was
    Roses were red
    My violets were blue
    Someone pooped on my garden
    And I think it was YOU!

  • Andramtic
    Andramtic 21 day ago

    Ironically I recently did a assignment about the red wheelbarrow

  • The Music//The Copy Write Channel cool

    Cant you write in your own words?

  • Veronica Garibay
    Veronica Garibay 21 day ago

    Is that girls name is Naomi????

  • Maran Arumugam
    Maran Arumugam 21 day ago


  • Enrico Famoso
    Enrico Famoso 23 days ago +1

    2:18 The people who did this poem. I copied it in my memory scrapbook project in TLE.But not in poems,okay?