All work submitted for assessment must be the student’s own work. Sources of the work of others must be acknowledged in full. Sometimes students’ might accidentally plagiaries. This is usually the result of a lack of academic writing skills, inexperience, and sloppy note taking. It is relatively important that students learn and follow the practice established or recommended for citation of written works in any field of academic study. This assignment defines plagiarism and details how I can avoid it as a student.
There are varied definitions of plagiarism according to different schools of thought. According to the Anglia Ruskin University Academic Regulations 2006 cited in the Anglia Ruskin University Academic Regulations (2008, P.5) Plagiarism is defined as the submission of an item of assessment containing elements of work produced by another person/s, in such way that it could be assumed to be the student’s own work. The Anglia Ruskin University Academic Regulations (2008, P.5) further details the examples of plagiarism as follows; * the verbatim copying of another person’s work without acknowledgement * the close paraphrasing of another person’s work by simply changing a few words or altering the order of presentation without acknowledgement. * the unacknowledged quotation of phrases from another person’s work and/or the presentation of another person’s idea/s as one’s own.
Plagiarised work may belong to another student or be from a published source such as a book, report, journal or material available on the internet. According to the University of Melbourne document on University Policy on Academic Honesty and Plagiarism (2005) Plagiarism is the act of representing as one’s own original work the creative works of another, without appropriate acknowledgement of the author or source. Copying or close paraphrasing with occasional acknowledgement of the source may also be deemed to be plagiarism if the absence of quotation marks implies that...
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