Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
Academic Integrity is of the highest importance to Flinders University.
You may read about the university’s approach to Academic Integrity
at these websites:
Plagiarism is the use of another’s ideas or words as if they were one’s own. Plagiarism constitutes academic dishonesty, and is taken very seriously by both the School of Humanities and the university. The penalties for plagiarism may include zero marks for the relevant piece of work, a fail grade for the whole topic, or referral to the Vice-Chancellor.
Flinders University’s Policy on Academic Integrity states:
Plagiarism is the use of another person's words or ideas
as if they were one's own. It may occur as a result of lack of understanding
and/or inexperience about the correct way to acknowledge and reference
sources. It may result from poor academic practice, which may include
poor note taking, careless downloading of material or failure to take
sufficient care in meeting the required standards. It may also occur as
a deliberate misuse of the work of others with the intent to deceive.
It may include, but is not restricted to:
You may read the full policy here: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ppmanual/student/SecC_b.htm
The cover sheet for essays and assignments in most disciplines includes a formal declaration acknowledging that you are aware of the university’s policies on this matter, and that what you are submitting is your own work.
Ignorance is no excuse when it comes to plagiarism. If in doubt, acknowledge the source. If doubt remains, ask your tutor about satisfactory procedure. Each discipline is willing to discuss essay writing and plagiarism. If you are not clear about the nature of work expected from you, see your tutor.
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