Am I writing my paper on my own? If I'm writing an important thesis and I'm really nervous and my parents notice that and they say 'just send your teacher anything' and I do, is it ethically wrong? Does this mean I did not write it on my own? I mean if I relax a bit and stop caring that much and send something a little worse than I could write without hearing something like this (and other advice) from my parents? It's just that they influenced what I wrote, they did not write anything for me but... I don't know... It's just that I'm scared of not writing my paper on my own (I really want to be ethically and morally right here).