What is plagiarism? How can I avoid it?

Plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged use, as one’s own, of work of another person, whether or not such work has been published.  In writing coursework assignments and final examinations, it is extremely important to bear in mind the rules pertaining to plagiarism.  Plagiarism is a very serious academic offence and the University does not allow or tolerate plagiarism.  Any student who commits plagiarism is liable to disciplinary action which can result in serious consequences – including expulsion from the University.

You are strongly advised to read the booklets What is Plagiarism and Plagiarism and How to Avoid It, and Student Pamphlet for First Year Undergraduate Student >> “Disciplinary Matters” >> “Plagiarism and Academic Integrity”.  You should also consult your teachers if you have any questions about how to avoid plagiarism.

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