Common and unacceptable excuses for plagiarism “I’m too busy. I am unable to keep up with the pace of my Nanodegree program.” If you are struggling to keep up, you have many options, beginning with contacting student support. Our goal is to ensure you have a successful learning experience, and we will support you to the full extent we can. Plagiarism is NEVER an acceptable response to falling behind. “My work isn’t good enough.” Maybe you feel that the quality of your project is poor and that your project will not be accepted by reviewers. This is an opportunity to reach out to resources provided by the Udacity community, including mentors, fellow students, and alumni, to help you achieve mastery. The purpose of any project is for you to learn and practice new skills. “I didn’t know it was plagiarism.” It is your responsibility to know what constitutes plagiarism, and not Udacity’s. If you find that you are in a situation where you are not sure if your work could be construed as plagiarism, ask the Udacity community for advice or seek out your mentor and look at examples noted here of what not to do.