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What is plagiarism?

Specifically, plagiarism is:

  • copying phrases and passages word-for-word without quotation marks and without a reference to the author; this includes but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers and course notes
  • paraphrasing an author's work and presenting it without a reference; this includes but is not limited to sentences, paragraphs, ideas and themes
  • copying any part of another students' work
  • submitting items of assessment that are written in conjunction with other students (without prior permission of the relevant staff member)
  • submitting a piece of work has already been submitted for assessment in another course
  • presenting other people's designs and images as your own work
  • submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.

If you have used someone else's work without acknowledging your source, you have plagiarised.

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