So I walked away from the exam exhilerated, and of course, proud. The teacher would love my story...an action-romance set in Mexico.
After Christmas, I received my English exam. I opened it, thrilled to see my teacher's comments.
Written in red ink at the bottom of my wonderful story was: "You coppied".
Excuuuuse me! Vice-saluatorian, winner of the Anschutz Scholarship, and one of 55 YES students...you are saying I copied? Worse, you are saying I "coppied"?