Plagiarism is the use, without adequate acknowledgment, of the intellectual work of another person in work submitted for assessment. A student cannot be found to have committed plagiarism where it can be shown that the student has taken all reasonable care to avoid representing the work of others as his or her own.
- Reference: University of Aberdeen. The University’s Code of Practice on Student Discipline (revised 24 June 2008)
The following are useful resources:
- Articles on Designing out Plagiarism provided by Plagiarism Advice (www.plagiarismadvice.org)
- Information for Students on Avoiding Plagiarism, provided by the Student Learning Service