Use these techniques to avoid plagiarism:
REFERENCE ALL YOUR WORK
Plagiarism is an attempt to present another person's work or ideas as though they are your own.
It often involves copying text directly from another source without acknowledging whose work it is.
It is important when writing a report or essay that you acknowledge all the sources you have used.
Books, journal articles, websites you have referred to must be acknowledged.
This is usually done in a Bibliography, using a standard referencing method (eg. Harvard Referencing System).
REMEMBER - plagiarism is a form of theft, and is regarded as a serious offence in TAFE NSW. Students who are found to have plagiarised may face disciplinary action under the Student Discipline Policy.
Staff and students should refer to the Hunter TAFE Student Plagiarism Policy and the Use of TAFE NSW internet and intranet services policy.
The NSW Board of Studies has created a useful website - All My Own Work - to assist students to follow ethical practices when locating and using information.
Here's a selection of books available in Hunter Libraries: