Avoiding plagiarism

what is plagiarism? 

Plagiarism is when someone tries to present another’s work as their own, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Examples of plagiarism include:

  • Buying essays from websites and handing them in as your own work
  • Copying essays or articles from the web and presenting them as your own work
  • Copying sections from books, journals, dissertations, websites etc. into your own work without providing a reference for the material
  • Quoting someone else’s work without putting the words inside quotation marks
  • Incorrectly referencing material
  • Copying sentences with some words changed without providing a reference