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Unformatted text preview: 1 Faculty of Management & Technology PLAGIARISM G UIDELINES I Introduction In general, plagiarism can be defined as the unacknowledged use of the work of others as if this were ones own original work . In the context of an examination, this amounts to passing off the work of others as ones own to gain unfair advantage. Such use of unfair means will not be tolerated by the GUC; if detected, the penalty may be severe and may lead to failure to obtain ones degree. II The scope of plagiarism Plagiarism may be due to: copying (using another person' s language and/or ideas as if they are ones own); collusion (unauthorised collaboration). Methods include: quoting directly another person' s language, data or illustrations without clear indication that the authorship is not ones own and due acknowledgement of the source; paraphrasing the critical work of others without due acknowledgement even if one changes some words or the order of the words, this is still plagiarism if one is using someone else' s original ideas and is not properly acknowledging it; using ideas taken from someone else without reference to the originator; cutting and pasting from the Internet to make a 'pastiche' of online sources; colluding with another person, including another candidate (other than as might be permitted for joint project work); submitting as part of ones own report or dissertation someone else' s work without identifying clearly who did the work (for example, where research has been contributed by others to a joint project)....
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