First everyone. I don't post here at all, as for the last 2 years I've been just a lurker . Anyways, let me introduce myself. I'm 23 years old, and go to a shitty community college in NYC. I screwed up bigtime at my previous school and left after 3 years, took a 2 year break and here I am, stuck in this CC because I need to boost my GPA up. For some unknown reason, I had to retake an English 102 course, even though I received a B from my last school. I've always been a bright student (atleast in my mind). I took honors English at my high school and also took Advanced Placement English during my senior year, so I'm no dunce . Anyway, here's my problem: The professor assigned the class a term paper and gave us 2 weeks to complete. Although I did procrastinated a bit, I worked my ass off the last couple of days to hand in a polished paper. So I get my paper back today, and surprisingly, the professor thought that I "borrowed" ideas from somewhere else. He also had the nerve to say that someone else had written my paper . Now I'm confused, because I didn't leave him any impression that I used any outside sources for this. My finished assignments that he gave us for homework has always been stellar, on time and never sloppy (tardy). He did give us two weeks to complete this assignment, so why on Earth would he think that I asked someone to write this paper for me? He basically disects my paper, saying I was off topic (no pun intended) and it was "too advanced." That comment pissed me off, I'm hurt and embarrased by it. So, what can I do? I'm tempted to bring this to the English department and appeal. What can I do to backup my claim? Should I bring maybe previous college papers or even high school papers showing them that I'm not an idiot? Are all community colleges like this? It's like if any student handed in "good" work, it must automatically be someone else's work. I can't wait to transfer out of this shithole. This bothered me the whole day, I could barely walk because I was so upset. Feeling a bit emo atm Cliffs: Good student goes to ghetto community college and gets accused of plagiarism, and that he didn't write the paper for his English term paper.