Q. What is plagiarism and how can I avoid it?


What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is considered serious and applies to intentional and unintentionally presenting other people's work as your own.

To avoid plagiarism you must reference your assessments.

Examples of plagiarism:

  • Directly copying sentences, paragraphs or other information without appropriate referencing, this includes:
    • published or unpublished documents
    • designs
    • sounds, images, photographs and films
    • data and computer code
  • Paraphrasing someone else’s work without referencing
  • Using facts, information and ideas directly derived from an identifiable source without referencing

Tips to avoid plagiarism:

  • Use the ideas of others sparingly - to support and reinforce your own ideas. Avoid copying and pasting.
  • Keep track of your citation information for each item you use, start when taking notes.
  • Last Updated Apr 13, 2021
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  • Answered By Myriam Boisseau

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