Accused of cheating

So basically I am being accused of cheating on an exam. I don't want to hear any thoughts on how cheating is wrong etc etc, just looking for best steps to take at this point.

Essentially I was taking an online test, and my answers are very similar to (but not the exact same as) answers that are found online on a site such as gradesaver, chegg, quizlet etc. The test was open book

What is my best defense?

  1. The test was open book open note and I was under the impression that this meant online searches were fair game as well?

  2. I had stumbled upon this online resource before even taking the test, and modeled my approach to the problem after what I remembered from following that questions process while studying

  3. I did not even know that website was out there (my answer is very very similar, but not the exact same as what is online) For example, online shows limited steps, whereas I show additional steps and explanations.

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Comments (3)

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
May 8, 2020 - 6:31am

yes, I have been in this situation. He is correct ^ u have to deny. Either you tell them some version of the truth (I thought it was open book, or I studied the answer before) and they fuck u. Or you deny it and have a chance of getting away with it. Just deny,

May 28, 2020 - 12:50pm

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