Plagiarism and Copying
Plagiarism is to pretend that ideas or language of other people are your own.
In your assignments, you imply that all of the ideas and language are your own, unless you explicitly indicate otherwise.
If you fail to make clear that sections of your work are not your own, then you are guilty of plagiarism.
Plagiarism is stealing, and is a very serious offence.
Plagiarism can take several forms. The most serious is simply quoting from a source (book or article) without acknowledging by quotation marks and a reference that it is actually from someone else. It is also possible to plagiarise by using a writer's unique ideas (ideas that belong to them and are not generally held) without indicating who expressed that idea - therefore leaving the false impression that the idea is your own.
Downloading information from the Internet without acknowledgement is also plagiarism, and can be detected using software that locates downloaded material easily.
You may not hand in work that has been done by another person.
Referencing an website, does not make it ok to copy the text from that website. Your answer still needs to be DIRECTLY relevant to the question and answer the question directly.
Remember, that the assessor needs to ensure you demonstrate understanding of the subject.
Copying answers from an 'assignment' website is considered Plagiarism, even if you reference these answers.
If we find you copying another person's work, we will ask you to show cause as to why you should not be removed from the course.