What is Plagiarism?
||To take and pass off another's thoughts writings etc as ones own.
deriv: Latin, Plagiarius - kidnapper
|Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary (1993. p.793)
At UWS, plagiarism falls within the framework of the UWS Student Academic Misconduct Policy. You may wish to familiarise yourself with this policy, available from the UWS Policy DDS website
Plagiarism (excerpt from UWS Student Academic Misconduct Policy)
(7) Plagiarism occurs in a student's work when he or she submits work in
which ideas, words or other work are taken from a source (for example, a
web-site or computer program, another student's essay or presentation, a
book or journal article, a lecture, a performance piece or other
presentation) and presented as if they are the student's own, without
appropriate acknowledgement of the original author. In this definition
of plagiarism, it is the act of presenting material as one's own without
appropriate acknowledgement that constitutes plagiarism, not the
intention of the student when doing so. 'Appropriate acknowledgement' is
defined as the conventions of citation recognised as acceptable to the
(9) Collusion is when two or more students, or a student and any other
person(s), act together to cheat, plagiarise or engage in academic
misconduct, or incite others to do so.
Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary.
(1993). 3rd ed. Melbourne : Oxford University Press.