What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas and presenting it as your own.

Plagiarism 101 with Year 6

LIRC Productions (2013). Plagiarism 101 with Year 6.[online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDd7up936MQ[Accessed 22 Mar.2015].
Some examples of plagiarism are:

  • Copying information from a website, book, song, film, image or another student and presenting it as your own
  • Paraphrasing, quoting or using ideas from sources, without writing down your source material in a reference list

To avoid plagiarism:

  • Take notes in your own words under sub-headings relevant to your assignment
  • Avoid cutting and pasting
  • Find information from a number of sources
  • Use quotation marks if you are making a direct quote of somebody else’s work
  • Acknowledge photographs, songs, lyrics with a caption citing their creator and source
  • Cite your sources throughout your assignment and in a reference list

Katehart.net, (2012). Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide. [online] Available at: http://www.katehart.net/2012/06/citing-sources-quick-and-graphic-guide.html [Accessed 22 Mar. 2015]

Introduction Plagiarism for 3rd Grade

Temple-Roberts, Rachel (2013). Introduction Plagiarism for 3rd Grade. [online] Available at: https://prezi.com/wk3tovl1mixl/introduction-plagiarism-fpr-3rd-grade/#[Accessed 22 Mar.2015]

Paraphrasing from Easy Bib

Vimeo, (2014). Paraphrasing. [online] Available at: https://vimeo.com/91548647 [Accessed 22 Mar.2015]