This whole copyright shit and sourcing is out of control. I mean, I've had teachers tell me that I couldn't use my own paper (that is elaborate on the subject), or I needed to source it. It's my own fucking words, and I didnt copyright it, and theoretically if they assume so, I can waive the copyright cause I'm the fucking owner.
It's almost as if the university believes that everything submitted through their checker thing is automatically theirs, even my work, so now I have to cite my previous thoughts because my intellectual property is no longer my own? What the flying fuck, it has gotten so bad that the laws which were supposed to protect authors, now infringes on students rights.
And the background checker is bullshit in its own right. There's like a % threshold. IDK the exact number but like below 35% or something is considered OK.