Respond to the following scenario in a well-written, 1500-2000 word ( 4 – 6 page) essay following CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
You are a struggling writer. Several of your short stories are published thanks to winning entries in various writing contests. You are majoring in creative writing and English, your peers are also writers. Recently, you entered a university sponsored writing contest and placed third, another person in your class took home the grand prize. At first you were not upset, but a friend called you last week and told you she read the winning entry and it was remarkably similar to a story you published on the Internet a few months ago. You obtain a copy and sure enough, the plot is the same, the major characters are pretty much the same (though their names are different) and the only real difference you find is that the story takes place in a different city than yours. You feel your classmate plagiarized your story. Tomorrow is the banquet honoring the winners of the contest your classmate will of course be present. What are you going to do?
In addition to responding to the question, “What are you going to do?”, include the following:
- How do you think people with differing levels of emotional intelligence would react to the situation? Give specifics and list reactions for those with high, medium and low emotional intelligence.
- Did your level of emotional intelligence factor into your reaction to this scenario? Why or why not?