Academic integrity and Plagiarism

Academic integrity

Academic integrity involves the acknowledgement of your own and other peoples’ written work, theories, images, files (visual and audio), or their ideas. All content should be acknowledged giving credit to the profounder of information except when it’s common knowledge.

Plagiarism

The use of someone else's ideas or words without acknowledging source (referencing) is classified as plagiarising or academic dishonesty.  Simply put, plagiarism is known as academic theft.
Work can be plagiarised from many different sources such as websites, books, course notes, articles, even from one’s own earlier assignments.  Students, researchers or lecturers can avoid plagiarism by citing and referencing any works that would have been included in the work.

 

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