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    Plagiarism  Plagiarism Presentation Transcript

    •  When you use someone elses ideas or words and present them as your own work Applies to information that you have obtained from, for example, books, websites and handouts Collusion is a form of plagiarism ◦ Means to work with others to produce an assignment which you present as your own work
    •  Copying information and including it in your assignment without acknowledgment Summarising another author’s work by just changing a few words or the order of ideas without referencing the source Paraphrasing information from a printed or electronic source without acknowledgement Copying and submitting the work of a friend Purchasing and submitting an assignment from the internet
    •  Your tutor when they are marking your assignment Likely they will recognise the source of the information Style of writing will suddenly change Turnitin – online plagiarism detection service Identifies where information copied from books and websites
    •  College takes plagiarism seriously Punishment varies depending on extent of plagiarism and if first offence Write down the details of each information source used Paraphrase Quotations Use Harvard to reference the sources that you have used
    •  When you put someone else’s ideas into your own words Acknowledge the author using the Harvard Referencing System Example Langridge (2007) explains that Marxism is based on the different levels of authority that each social class has and the relationship that each class has with the means of production.
    •  Use exact words Carefully chosen to illustrate the main points Reference correctly using the Harvard Referencing System Example Stretch (2007) states that “people are often discriminated against because of their race, beliefs, gender, religion, sexuality, physical or mental ability or age” (Stretch 2007 p. 176).
    •  Can discuss the assignment with others Assignment must be your own writing Should not contain information that has been copied or paraphrased from another students work Group Work Each member of the group should make an equal contribution Any plagiarism is the responsibility of the group
    •  Leaflet on plagiarism available from the Study Centres Internet Sites Plagiarism Advice Service Plagiarismdotorg