OVERVIEW: Plagiarism

Plagiarism is using the words or ideas of others without acknowledging them through referencing them in your assignments. The University takes plagiarism very seriously and academic honesty is a core value of the University http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/skills/science/m5plagiarism.html. From your perspective as a student, it is obviously unfair if someone gets very good marks for their assignment and yet the assignment is not their own work.

In your second year biochemistry report, you are not expected to use other sources so it is unlikely that you will be able to plagiarise from them. However, if you copy from someone else's report and submit it as your own work, this is an example of plagiarism.

Plagiarism can occur in the following ways:

It is important to remember:

Things you can do which are not plagiarism:

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