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Plagiarism and bad academic practice - test your knowledge.

Plagiarism self-test.

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What is plagiarism?

Tick the statements that are true.

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a) Correcta) Incorrect - Submitting work produced by a group without acknowledging all contributors is classed as plagiarismb) Correctb) Incorrect - Referencing all ideas that are not your own will ensure you are not plagiarisingc) Correctc) Incorrect - Copying work from another student is classed as plagiarismd) Correctd) Incorrect - Making mistakes in your referencing is classed as bad academic practice. Ensure that you reference all items correctly. Refer to http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/Images/Selfstudy/Harvard.pdf or your subject librarian can help you with this.e) Correcte) Incorrect - You should not paste text downloaded from the Internet without acknowledging the source.

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