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Academic honesty and plagiarism

Plagiarism can be defined as the use of another person's writing or ideas without acknowledgment - in short, passing off someone else's work as your own. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty that the University doesn't tolerate. One form of plagiarism is collusion. Collusion means 'presenting an assignment as independent work when it has been produced in whole or part in collusion with other people, for example another student or a tutor'. Another form of plagiarism is inadequate paraphrasing, where some of the original words are changed but it is still too close to the original work. For more information, refer to the University of Melbourne's policy on plagiarism.

Want to know more about academic honesty and plagiarism? Try the following activities:

Plagiarism checklist

Paraphrasing

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