Plagiarism is the act of claiming the work of someone else, either intentionally or not to claim it as your own.
It could be as simple as using or paraphrasing a publication or non-published piece, without proper acknowledgement or attribution, or by representing the work of another artist or work in your work as your own.
The University's policy regarding plagiarism
A violation of academic Misconduct is generally an act that can give a student an unlawful academic advantage. As this is, it's not appropriate in a academic community. Some of the most popular examples of academic Misconduct are cheating, plagiarism during exams, collusion and the fabrication of data or results. However, it could also be something that can give students an unfair advantage on the course of an examination.
Plagiarism cases will first be addressed in the School. Then, they could impose penalties, such as awarding you a grade that is zero on the work in question. In addition, the University's Academic Misconduct Committee has the ability to impose a variety of punishments for repeated and serious cases which could include the termination of your academic program.
Tips for avoiding plagiarism
In your writing, you should describe the ideas or findings of others (using the references) and the importance they have to your argument instead of simply copying the content you've read. Avoid cutting and pasting in electronic documents since it makes you duplicate the text word for word.
Utilize a variety of sources
Don't restrict yourself to the same source when writing your assignments. Discussion of ideas from a variety of sources indicates that you've read a lot and are in a position to form your own opinions from your research. Keep in mind that the most important sources will be found in both print and electronic formats.
Create your individual style
You will need to develop your personal style of writing throughout your experience at University. Make sure that your writing is clear and concise. The words of a different author can make your work stand out from all the other writing and could alert lecturers to potential plagiarism.
Notes of high quality and quality should be kept.
If you're taking notes on your sources, make sure to include quotes directly from the source in quotation marks. Also, make sure to keep a record of the sources you used. This will make sure that you do not duplicate work. This also makes collecting your references much simpler while writing your assignment. You can track your references by using a software like Endnote Web.
Use quotation marks
If you are planning to use a brief extract from another writer's words precisely ensure that you include the quote in quotation marks so that you can show that it's directly quoting. Direct quotes are not recommended and should not contain large quantities of text. They are best used when you're identifying a key idea or highlight the spot in which you discovered the particular idea that you're employing. Remember that if making use of ideas from someone else for your project, you must to demonstrate this by referencing the source.