What is plagiarism?
- Using someone else’s work without permission AND:
- Claiming others work and pretending it is your own
- Using direct copies from book, article or website without putting the segment between quotation marks and without reference
- Paraphrasing such a section without reference.
Leeds met regulations:
- Plagiarism is a special form of cheating and theft
- The inclusion in a students work of extracts from another person’s work without the use of quotation marks and/or acknowledgment of the sources
- The summarising of another person work without acknowledgment
- The substantial and unauthorised use of the ideas of another person without acknowledgment
- Copying or printing the work of another student with or without that students knowledge or agreement.
How to avoid plagiarism
- Reference every quote or every paraphrasing segment with its source
- Not enough, but also important: put direct quotes between quotation marks. This indicates that these are not your own words, but that you copied them.
- Do not copy directly. Instead, try to reword in your own words. But if ideas taken from a source, you still need to reference this source,
- Keep track of where you found the information.
- Every information or facts which you are not generating yourself, but which comes from other sources, needs to be referenced.
- sometimes students want to ‘make it right’ and therefore copy from authoritative texts.
- Do not do this – be critical thinkers.
- question everything.
- There are tools available to lecturers which detect plagiarism
- Copied stences from another students work
- Content from websites
- Provides an automated report about the extend of plagiarism.
Penalties for Plagiarism
- Have to do the assignment with best possible mark (40%)
- Students might face more serious consequences (up to withdrawl from university)
What to do with information
- quoting the actual words
- referencing to a source
All of the above needs REFERENCING.
- To give credit to the original author
- To add weight to your argument.
- To allow that your sources can be checked.
- when ideas or fact is direct attribute to someone
- When using someone else’s ideas pictures, graphs, tables, data
- Commonly accepted knowledge