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A guide for students on academic honesty and how to avoid plagiarism

A guide for students on academic honesty and how to avoid plagiarism

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  • 1. Academic honesty
  • 2. What is academic honesty?
  • 3. Why is it wrong to cheat?
    Cheating is dishonest, unfair and unethical
    How would you feel if you were called a cheat?
  • 4. What are the benefits of producing your own work?
  • 5. What is plagarism?
    Plagiarism is when you pretend you have written or created a piece of work that somebody else originated. It is cheating, it is dishonest and it could jeopardise your HSC exam results.V(Board of Studies, HSC Assessments and Submitted Works, Advice to students, 2006).
  • 6. Plagiarism is:
    Copying and pasting information from the internet
    Using the ideas of others as if they were your own
    Copying and pasting information from the internet and changing the words
  • 7. Unintended
    What is the difference between intended and unintended plagiarism?
    misunderstood about plagiarism
    failed to include reference details when making notes
    left out reference by mistake
    incorrectly referenced the material
    really believed the work produced was original
    Quote, paraphrase or summarise words or ideas or copy tables, graphs etc. while also choosing not to provide a references to show where the original ideas, words or data came from
    Copy or use another students work and submit it as their own
    Submit work that has been written for them by someone else
    Submit work which has been downloaded from the internet
  • 8. How is plagiarism detected?
    through lack of citation
    through lack of bibliographic depth
    through changes in the tone of writing
    if you’ve never written like this before
    if assessment tasks are very different in quality from supervised work
    when two assessment tasks submitted are either identical or very similar to each other
  • 9. Teachers and schools may:
    Check your reference list
    Search online for suspected plagiarism
    Ask questions about your research to confirm that you have the indicated level of knowledge
    Ask students to submit drafts and process diaries
    Focus on in-class writing instead of project work
    Have students do oral tasks to confirm that the work submitted is your own
  • 10. Plagiarism can be avoided by acknowledging the sources used, by-
    Writing in – text references or footnotes in the body of your work to acknowledge quotations, summaries, paraphrases and copies
    Writing a reference list
    Writing a bibliography
  • 11. What’s the difference bw quoting, summarising and paraphrasing
    Quoting is using the authors words exactly. (Enclose the author’s words in quotation mark if a short quote, or set it off as an indented paragraph if it’s a long quote.)
    A summary selects and condenses the main idea of a text
    Paraphrasing is putting someone else’s idea(s) into your own words. A paraphrase covers points the author has made, while changing the words
    All three must have citations and must be listed in your reference list
  • 12. When and how should sources be acknowledged with the body of a work?
    When you quote, paraphrase, summarise or copy information from the sources you are using, you must acknowledge the source
    There are two places where you need to acknowledge the source: in the text (in-text citation)and at the end of the text (bibliography)
    You must acknowledge the original author and where you found the material. This can be done using an in-text citation, a footnote or an endnote
    Example: ‘the stable world of the nineteenth century was going down in chaos’ (Bryant,1983)
    Short quotation (less than four lines)
    If you quote from an author directly you should place the quotation in quotation marks and identify the source
    Long quotation (more than four lines)
    Set the quotation off from your text by indenting and then identify the source
  • 13. How should in direct quotes, paraphrasing be referenced using In-text citation?
    When you are using another persons ideas but not quoting directly, you must acknowledge the source. In the Harvard system, the source can be identified by placing the author’s name and the year of publication in brackets before or after referring to it
  • 14. The easy way to create in-text citations and bibliographies