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Research Help: Plagiarism

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is passing off someone else’s work as your own, be it words, sentences, ideas, images, video, statistics, or any other form of artistic creation without acknowledging the original author or creator of the work.

It is stealing and a form of fraud.

People have been expelled from their studies or lost jobs for plagiarising.

How to avoid plagiarism

Plagiarism is easy to avoid.

You can avoid plagiarism by referencing. Referencing is acknowledging the sources you have used to support your arguments and information presented in the piece of work you produce. Reference when using direct quotes, paraphrasing and summarising and when you write information in your own words.

Click the above Referencing Guide tab for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns about plagiarism, please speak to your teacher or a member of the Library team.

Bendigo Kangan Institute Code of Student Conduct Procedure

Bendigo TAFE takes plagiarism very seriously.

If you plagiarise, you will risk failing the assignment or the entire unit.

The Bendigo Kangan Institute Code of Student Conduct Procedure, cites plagiarism as an act of student misconductClick here to view the Bendigo Kangan Institute Code of Student Conduct Procedure document.

An incident of plagiarism may be followed up with the Manager of the department and the student may be put on a contract to ensure the misconduct is not repeated.

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