Plagiarism is when you use someone’s work or ideas as your own without citing your source or giving credit to the original source.
Colleges and Universities have strict rules about plagiarism and use plagiarsim ditection software like Turnitin. Plagiarism is serious offence that can damage your academic progress.
The following video gives you advice on how to avoid plagiarism and explains how Turnitin picks out plagiarised material.
Quatation is used "to provide an unchanged section of text you have read as evidence to support your opinions" and expand your analysis of the orginal concept or idea you have copied words for words (LSBU Library and Learning Resources, 2022).
If you copy someone's work, please use quotation marks and cite to acknowledge the source.
Paraphrasing is used "to explain a concept or idea you have read in your own words without changing the author's original point" (LSBU Library and Learning Resources, 2022).
Paraphrasing can help you avoid plagiarism by citing and referencing the sources properly where you get the information and ideas from.
Summary is used "to provide an explanation of text you have read in a concise way that only highlights the most relevant points needed to understand the author's original argument or assertion" (LSBU Library and Learning Resources, 2022).
Please watch the video below to learn how you can quote, paraphase and summarise someone's ideas in your own words in different ways.
Using citations, references and bibliography help you avoid plagiarism, which can show all the research you have done on the subject evidently. Citing, referencing and bibliography can also help your tutors to check:
The Harvard referencing system is commonly used to reference sources in colleges and universities throughout the UK. The referneces list contains the full details of all sources you have used to write your assignments. Whereas bibliography includes the full details of all source you have read in preparation to write your assignments.
Author, Initials., (Year). Title (Italic). Edition. Place of publication: Name of Publisher.
Author or Source, (Year). Title of web page (Italic) [Online]. Available at: web site address (URL) [Accessed date].
Author, Initials., (Year). Title of article (Italic). Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue/Part number), Page numbers.
To learn more about Harverd referencing system, please watch the video below.
Lambeth College Referencing Guide
South Bank University Guide to Harvard Referencing System
Anglia Ruskin Guide to Harvard Referencing System
Find out more about the levels of plagiarism and see examples
University of Essex [pdf]
Glasgow Caledonian University
University of North Carolina
Lambeth College Library and Learning Resources, (2021). Plagiarism [Online]. Available at: https://moodle.lambeth.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/112359/mod_resource/content/1/Plagiarism.pdf (Accessed 15/02/2022).
LSBU Library and Learning Resources, (2022). Harvard Referencing: Plagiarism [Online]. Available at:https://library.lsbu.ac.uk/harvardreferencing/plagiarism (Accessed 15/02/2022).
University of Derby, (2021). A guide to Harvard Referencing [Online]. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDgqqPvMn0U (Accessed 16/02/2022).
Weaver, A. (2013). Quote, paraphrase and Summary [Online]. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ral3ldBxQxA (Accessed 17/02/2022).