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This University requires that a warning about plagiarism be inserted in this handbook The Department feels that plagiarism is unfair to other students and will act swiftly if it is detected Plagiarism is the substantial use without acknowledgement and with intent to deceive the examiners or knowing that the examiners might be deceived of the intellectual work of other people by representing whether by copying or paraphrase the ideas or discoveries of another or of others as ones own in work submitted for assessment The mere inclusion of the source in a bibliography shall not be considered sufficient acknowledgement Material copied from books and articles should be in quotes and preferably if substantial displayed A reference to the source must be given Cursory paraphrasing will be regarded as the same as copying Further details may be found in the University Code of Practice on Student Discipline 1One HUGE misconception that students have is that rewriting something is not plagiarism because they are putting it in their own words Well if the source is not officially acknowledged IT IS PLAGIARISM Copying and pasting actually accounts for only a small percentage of plagiarism The majority of plagiarism is a result of text manipulation The accessibility of the Internet makes plagiarism very tempting and unintentional plagiarism springs from this as well Simply stated plagiarism is using someones work without giving the appropriate credit This can mean several things 1Copying and pasting text from on-line media such as encyclopedias is plagiarism 2Copying and pasting text from any web site is plagiarism 3Transcribing text from any printed material such as books magazines encyclopedias or newspapers is plagiarism4Simply modifying text from any of the above sources is plagiarism 5For example replacing a few select words using a Thesaurus does not constitute original work 6Using photographs video or audio without permission or acknowledgment is plagiarism 7You may use such a photographic video or audio source with or in a paper or
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