Students are expected to complete written assignments with honesty and integrity to avoid academic integrity offences such as plagiarism. An academic offence can occur when a student knowingly or unknowingly submits work that has been plagiarized. Therefore, it is important to know what plagiarism is.
Plagiarism is purposefully using another person's work (including ideas, words, and illustrations) as your own without giving credit.
Plagiarism is only one of many possible academic offences. This scale shows a spectrum of the least to the most serious offences:
Use these tips to help you avoid plagiarism and other academic integrity offences when you write:
In order to give proper credit for the information you include in your paper, you need to keep track of the sources you read. Use the Writing Services' Tracking Sources and Research Review Table to keep track of important information you read and the sources they come from.
There are different ways to cite a quotation or paraphrase depending on the style used in your program (i.e. APA or IEEE):
The force and length of the gum chewing determine how much of the nicotine is released (Robson, 2010, p. 300).
According to Robson (2010), the force and length of the gum chewing determine how much of the nicotine is released (p. 300).
The force and length of the gum chewing determine how much of the nicotine is released .
A reference list must be included at the end of your paper and give details about all the sources you have used throughout.