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Wendy Wong

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Transcript of Plagiarism

Why people plagiarize?
Lack of Time
Don't familiar with referencing style
It's okay. :)
many people did this and not get caught
Cases considering as plagiarism:
Worry about grades

"to express the meaning of a written or spoken passage, or the words of an author or speaker using different words" (Oxford English Dictionary, 2012).
Education Library
Learning Objectives
have a clear understanding of plagiarism
recognize effective strategies for avoiding plagiarism
recognize software & supports provided by HKUL

What is Plagiarism?
Common Types
Relevant concepts
- Collusion, paraphrase
Why plagiarize?
Potential consequences?
How to avoid it?
What is Plagiarism?
"....to take and use as one's own thoughts. writing or inventions of another"
(Oxford English Dictionary, 2012)
"...the unacknowledged use, as one's own, of work or another person, whether or not such work has been published"
(The Registry, The University of Hong Kong, 2013)
Very Serious Academic CRIME
1. copy and paste without quotation mark
2. inadequate of paraphrase
3. inaccurate citation
4. self-plagiarism
Collusion is defined as
is the presentation by a student of an assignment as his or her
own which is in fact the result
in whole or in part
of unauthorised
collaboration with another person or persons. Collusion involves
cooperation of two or more
students in plagiarism or other
forms of academic misconduct. Both the student presenting the
assignment and the student(s)
willingly supplying
material are considered participants in the act of academic
misconduct (University of Melbourne, 2013).
What are the strategies for preventing plagiarism?
Does it matter?
Start researching your assignment topics early
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Published on 1st April, 2013

Possible Consequences
FAIL Grade
Poor Reputation
"expulsion from the University"
(Faculty of Education, HKU, 2013)
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