Posts tagged: plagiarism

The 7 study mistakes too many students make – learn what they are and don’t make them yourself!

3 March 2017
Amy Pearson

You really don’t want to miss what Amy has to say about the 7 study mistakes that can cost you marks.

 

Some study mistakes are no big deal, others really are a big deal as they can affect your final degree classification. This is why we have put together a short online package to introduce you to the 7 things, why they matter and how you can avoid them. They are:

  1. Plagiarism
  2. Self-plagiarism (or double submission)
  3. Collusion
  4. Falsifying experimental or other investigative results
  5. Contracting another to write a piece of assessed work / Writing a piece of assessed work for another
  6. Taking any unauthorised material into an examination. Copying from, or communicating with, another examination candidate during an examination.
  7. Bribery

Spare 20 minutes to complete the eLearning – it really will be time well spent! Click on the image to get started…
Introduction to Academic Misconduct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning about academic misconduct and plagiarism is an important employability skill

10 November 2016

As you get stuck into your assignments we thought it was worth reminding you about a blog post that Ruth Chadwick, one of our Senior Nursing Lecturers wrote back in May.

She talked about the importance of integrity and honesty in our professional lives and how the public expects Health Care practitioners to be open and honest at all times.

She highlights that it isn’t just Health Care practitioners who are sometimes criticised for their lack of honesty and openness and that the behaviour of other professionals whose role is to contribute to the care and safety of the public sometimes falls short of the high standards that are expected in relation to honesty. Ruth relates the importance of integrity and honesty in the workplace with the academic conduct of students studying at University.

It is a great reminder that you learn many skills whilst at University that will serve you well when you enter the world of work. Making sure that you study with honesty and integrity is an important transferable life skill.

What’s this got to do with Skills for Learning?

“An issue which sometimes calls into question the honesty of students; as one of the manifestations of academic misconduct, is that of plagiarism. The University of Salford Quick Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism advises that  “Plagiarism involves taking someone else’s work and presenting it as your own”.”

“It is your knowledge base that needs to be nurtured as you learn to be a professional. Make sure your assignments are the outcome of your own studies and never be tempted to cheat as the consequences for your future progress may be severe.”

Read Ruth’s blog post here https://musingsazpro.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/honesty/ and don’t forget to check out the plagiarism resources on the Skills for Learning website!

Learning about academic misconduct and plagiarism is an important employability skill

25 May 2016

We love Ruth Chadwick’s latest blog post. Ruth is one of our Senior Nursing Lecturers and she has written about the importance of integrity and honesty in our professional lives and how the public expects Health Care practitioners to be open and honest at all times.  She highlights that it isn’t just Health Care practitioners who are sometimes criticised for their lack of honesty and openness and that the behaviour of other professionals whose role is to contribute to the care and safety of the public sometimes falls short of the high standards that are expected in relation to honesty. Ruth relates the importance of integrity and honesty in the workplace with the academic conduct of students studying at University.

It is a great reminder that you learn many skills whilst at University that will serve you well when you enter the world of work. Making sure that you study with honesty and integrity is an important transferable life skill.

Read Ruth’s blog post here https://musingsazpro.wordpress.com/

 

Still baffled by Turnitin?

28 January 2015

turnitin logoDo you need help with e-submission using Turnitin? You can find plenty of online help via the Turnitin link on the Student Channel. The Library is also providing the following drop-in sessions in room AC202 in Adelphi library:

Tuesday 3rd February 1-2pm
Tuesday 10th February 1-2pm
Tuesday 17th February 1-2pm
Tuesday 24th February 1-2pm

No need to book – just turn up!