Academic honesty

Plagiarism is the act of using the work of others (in particular the writing of others) as one's own.

The most obvious and substantial type of plagiarism is copying whole articles, sections, paragraphs or whole sentences from other publications without acknowledgement. This is clearly unacceptable.

However, even the use of a few words or paraphrasing (without actually copying any words at all) may constitute plagiarism if the source is not acknowledged. Students sometimes unintentionally plagiarize because they are not aware of the very stringent rules that apply. Students should read the detailed guidelines and examples for the acknowledgement of sources in the University’s website Honesty in Academic Work: A Guide for Students and Teachers (Plagiarism), in particular, the Section on Electronic submission of assignments via VeriGuide. Students should also pay attention to Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights.

If material is taken from a source, there shall be proper quotes and acknowledgements. For reference styles, see the examples provided.

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