….or paraphrasing of someone else's work or
and not acknowledging them
and either directly or indirectly passing them off
as your own independent work.
What is plagiarism?
Types of Plagiarism
Clone: submitting someone else’s work, word-for-
word, as your own
CTRL-C: taking large portions of text from a single
source without alterations.
Find-Replace: changing key words and phrases but
keeping the essential content of someone else’s work
Remix: paraphrasing from several sources and
making their content fit together seamlessly
Recycle: borrowing generously from your own work
without citation (also known as self-plagiarising)
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Working together to produce a piece of work which
you then submit as your own individual work.
Getting someone else to write all or part of any piece
of work you submit as your own.
Copying all or part of someone else's work (or letting
them copy yours), with knowledge and consent for it to
be presented as their work.
If you are unsure what appropriate collaboration is
for an assignment, check with your tutor.
Plagiarism is a serious
If you plagiarise, you will fail your
assignment, may not being awarded
your qualification, and could be
dismissed from your course.
How to avoid it?
…Good academic practice in citation
and referencing will help you to avoid
plagiarism, even inadvertently.
Referencing - Not just about
It’s also important to acknowledge within
your work to:
Demonstrate you have understood where
your ideas are coming from
Support your arguments
Show the scope and breadth of your
Enable the reader to easily locate the
sources you have used
System used across college and on your
Two part process:
Citing: the writer refers within the text to the
sources (references) used.
Referencing: creating a bibliography or list
of sources used. (usually at the end of the
When referring to ideas you have seen or read, all you
need to do is mention the author and date of publication
for the work .
The work of Wilson (1973), Coles (1969) and Khan (1975)
The research proved inconclusive (Scholefield 1989)
Radcliffe’s hypothesis (1990) was later disproved
If you are quoting word-for-word you should also include
the page number
There was only tea available, because “coffee is the
devil’s drink” (Sutton 2003, p.42)
System for your bibliography (the list of
everything you have mentioned in your
Requires you to give specific information in a
Putting things in this order make it easier for your
reader to follow, and means that you won’t forget to
include any of the important details
Referencing can seem complicated, but once
you learn the basics there’s not much else to it!
Writing a reference: common
Place of publication
Web address (URL)
When you read it
Why is it important to record these things?
AUTHOR, Year of publication. Title. Edition. Place of
Magazines & Newspapers:
AUTHOR, Year of publication. Article title. Journal title, volume
number (issue or part number), page numbers.
AUTHOR or EDITOR, year. Title [online]. Place of publication:
Publisher. Available at: URL [accessed date].
AUTHOR, Year of posting. Title of blog post. Blog name [online
blog]. Date of posting. Available at: URL [date accessed].