Plagiarism: A Guide

Plagiarism: A Guide

During your university career you will on plenty of occasions be reminded what a terrible thing it is to commit so-called 'Academic Misconduct'. These warnings may seem dramatic, your tutor may even include pictures of skulls in their powerpoint presentation in a desperate attempt to deter you, but there is a point to all of this. That point being: plagiarism is a bad idea, don't do it. Your English Style Guide tells you, 'The University defines Academic Misconduct as 'any case of deliberate, premeditated cheating, collusion, plagiarism or falsification of information, in an attempt to deceive and gain an unfair advantage in assessment''. And here are a couple of basic tips to help you on your merry way to not being dragged to trial in Cheater's Court (you actually will have to go to a panel hearing if you plagiarise, beware!): Learn to Reference: Have your English Style Guide beside you every time you start an assignment. Read it, love it, learn its...
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