I'd want to get perspective on what I feel is an unjustified case of academic misconduct.
I am taking a mathematics subject and part of my assignment was to submit answers to questions given.
One of the questions I was unsure of what method I should apply, I searched on youtube and found tutorials on how to solve this problem. I should make it explicit the direct answer was not part of the video, however, using the same method I could substitute my values and get the correct answer.
I may be accused of plagiarism and apparently, my use of the video was unfair and plagiarism. I suspect it's because I used the same symbols which in retrospect I could have, should have changed however I still feel this is unjustified and comparable to applying the chain rule or any other mathematical principle taught through the increasingly powerful use of the internet.
Do you think there are ground to challenge this? I thought I was doing my due diligence sourcing methods, not direct answers.
Do you think this fair?