• What is plagiarism?

    What is plagiarism?

    Plagiarism means presenting someone else’s work in any format as your own original work without appropriate acknowledgement of the author or its source. It can also be deliberate cheating if copying and pasting from sources without correct acknowledgement. Learn more...

  • How to avoid plagiarism?

    How to avoid plagiarism?

    When using the ideas of others (except for common knowledge) = quote, paraphrase or summarise + reference the sources

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  • Am I plagiarising?

    Am I plagiarising?

    It is quite acceptable to discuss your studies with other students and to ask other people for certain kinds of help. However, it isn’t acceptable to ask other people to do your work for you. It is important to avoid any form of plagiarism and/or cheating. Learn more...


There are three exercises for each topic below. In each, determine if the student's writing is acceptable. Have a guess before turning the card to see the answer.


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Remember, all the referencing questions are currently based on the Harvard UTS referencing style.
Law Faculty students, you need to familiarise yourself with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC). Please check the UTS:Law Guide to Written Communication.

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