Submitting a paper you wrote for another class is plagiarism. You can only reuse a paper if you have your professor's permission. Most professors will not let you simply resubmit a paper from a previous class; however, they may work with you to expand upon your original paper in place of writing a whole new paper.
In a rush or panic
Whether due to procrastination or life happening, we all sometimes find ourselves in a rush or panic to complete an assignment or task.
When this happens, try these tips:
Of course, planning ahead so that you do not find yourself in a rush or panic is best. Eckerd has many free resources to help:
Don't want to put in the time or effort
There are many reasons you may feel unmotivated to put in the time or effort to complete an assignment, including:
Lack of confidence in your own ideas
Many college students are hesitant to express ideas in their own words because they feel that they are not qualified - after all, journal articles are written by experts, so who are you, a First Year Student, to interpret experts' ideas or add your own to the conversation?
As a college student, you are learning how to be a scholar. The best way to learn is by doing - when you incorporate experts' ideas into your own, you are practicing at participating in the scholarly conversation. As you practice more, you will build confidence.
Don't know how to properly cite
Many cases of plagiarism are unintentional, or accidental, because students do not know how to properly cite their sources.