Referencing Most university assignment tasks require you to evaluate and refer

Referencing most university assignment tasks require

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Referencing Most university assignment tasks require you to evaluate and refer to relevant reading material. Whenever you use someone else’s work as evidence for your argument or refer to ideas or arguments from the texts you must show the details of their work. This enables markers to identify and evaluate the credibility of the evidence you include in your work.Copyright © Monash University 2017. All rights reserved. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968, this work may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the host Faculty and School/Department.9
Different academic disciplines have different guidelines for referencing. The SAMSS Style Guide provides detailed advice on the referencing conventions to be used in each discipline. The SAMSS Style Guide can be downloaded from: Remember:All assignments must include a list of references, printed on a separatepage.Consult your lecturer or tutor if you need further assistance. PLAGIARISMWhat is plagiarism?The submission of written work is an essential part of the learning process and a vital step in assessing your understanding of a unit. Submitted work must therefore be your own work. This does not mean that you may not make use of the work of others. However, when you quote or paraphrase material from other sources, you must acknowledge your sources in full. You may seek the help of your tutor in preparing the piece of work and might enlist the help of fellow students in sorting out your ideas but the final product must be written by you in your own words, with appropriate reference to quoted sources.Plagiarismmeans to take and use another person’s ideas or manner of expressing them and to pass them off as one’s own by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement. Specifically, it occurs when:1.phrases and passages are used verbatim without quotation marks and without a reference to the author;2.an author’s work is paraphrased and presented without a reference;3.other students’ work is copied;4.items of assessment are written in conjunction with other students (without prior permission of the relevant staff member); and5.a piece of work has already been submitted for assessment in another unit.Plagiarism, or passing off someone else’s work as your own, may occur when you fail to reference adequately. Inadequate referencing by itself is notgrounds for disallowing work or failing an assessment task. Only cheating, which means plagiarism that involves some intent to deceive or to gain unfair advantage, or that is done despite prior warnings and instructions, can be grounds for disallowing work.The following hints will help you avoid plagiarism:take accurate notes - distinguish in your notes between your own ideas and the ideas of other writers;in your notes, as well as essays, place quotation marks around ALLmaterial that is copied out directly and note the source;

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