Avoiding 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.usyd.edu.au/secretariat/students/plagiarism_index.shtml.More information and advice on avoiding plagiarism can be found on the library's website at http://elearning.library.usyd.edu.au/learn/plagiarism/index.php. 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.

Plagiarism can occur in the following ways:

It is important to remember:

Things you can do which are not plagiarism:

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