Answered By: Hayley Hughes
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2015     Views: 407

For a short explanation of Academic Misconduct and how to avoid it, see this short presentation. You can also find the university's full Referencing Guidelines here.



To avoid committing an academic offence you need to ensure that you follow the appropriate standards for academic practice when submitting written work. This includes:

1. Putting all direct quotations within quotation marks to distinguish them as not being your original words.

2. Providing a full reference of all sources (books, articles, web sites, newspapers, images, data sources etc) which have been used in the preparation of an assignment, using a recognised referencing system (as specified in programme and module guidelines).

3. Properly citing the sources of the arguments and ideas in an assignment using a recognised citation and referencing system (as specified in programme and module guidelines). It is not only quotations that must be referenced but also paraphrasing of the arguments of others and the use of their ideas, even if explained in your own words.

4. Using tools suggested or provided by the University, including the TurnItIn text-matching database on submission of assignments for assessment.

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