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