Misconduct/Irregularities Notice - working overtime

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Misconduct/Irregularities Notice - working overtime

Postby planetbob » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:57 am

So I'm sure there have been tons of posts on this, but here's my plea for advice.

I was given a misconduct/irregularities written notice for working beyond time limits on the writing sample. Basically time was called, I finished the sentence I was on, and then was given the notice. Obviously I know that it was a violation (although kinda an anal one IMO), but I'd like any info on what to do/how fucked I am/possible outcomes etc...

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Misconduct/Irregularities Notice - working overtime

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:58 am

I believe i've said this before but...

there are no words to describe.


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Re: Misconduct/Irregularities Notice - working overtime

Postby IBThatGuy » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:12 am

OK, I'll operate on the assumption that the OP isn't trolling.

1. Broke the rules. Shouldn't have done it (on what seems like a pretty good rule), and definitely shouldn't have gotten caught. Not good.

2. On the other hand, it's the writing sample. You might write a brief addendum, stating simply that you finished a sentence.

3. Back to the first hand, you really shouldn't have done that. Were I on an admissions committee, I'd probably wonder how you handled the multiple-choice sections - whether you cheated on them and simply didn't get caught.

4. How screwed are you? Let's imagine a scale of 1 to 10.
1 is getting into a fight in high school (me).
1.5 is stealing a t-shirt in high school, a solid 10 years ago (someone else posted that).
2 might be, say, charges for possession of alcohol (by a minor) as an undergrad.
3-3.5 might be multiple charges for said possession.

You know, I'm just going to stop myself there, because I'm having a tough time imagining how that scale finishes up. I'd say this seems bad, but not insurmountable.

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Re: Misconduct/Irregularities Notice - working overtime

Postby MrKappus » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:44 am


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Re: Misconduct/Irregularities Notice - working overtime

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:52 am

All I can say is.... working beyond the time limit in the writing sample? In my room, I think every single person was finished with the writing sample with like 15 minutes remaining. The proctor even made a joke about it and apologized for having to make everyone sit there doing nothing.

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