Posts tagged: plagiarism

Plagiarism Awareness Week : Feb 2018

16 January 2018
Tracy Breheny

Tracy tells you about Plagiarism Week and shows you where to get help and advice on avoiding plagiarism in your academic work.

Plagiarism can be a tricky a concept, with many people unsure what exactly it is and how to avoid it.  Want to learn more about plagiarism?  Then read on!

The Library and the Students’ Union are running a Plagiarism Awareness Week (12th-16th February) and as part of this there will be a variety of pop-up stands in library spaces and in University House to provide information about plagiarism.

As part of Plagiarism Awareness Week, there will be:

Plagiarism awareness pop-up stands in Clifford Whitworth Library, MediaCity Library and the B’hive learning space at Allerton where you can learn more about what plagiarism is and find out about all of the help available through Skills for Learning.  Test your knowledge by playing the plagiarism game with us, and maybe win a prize! read more

Week 6 #SalfordSmart – Referencing

30 October 2017

#SalfordSmart this week

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Referencing and your essay

You may have heard lots of mention of making sure you reference your essay or assignment.

If you aren’t sure exactly what this means or how to reference then #SalfordSmart this week is just for you.

This week #SalfordSmart focuses on referencing by looking at these four questions:

1. What is referencing?

2. Why do you need to reference?

3. How do you write a reference in your assignment?

4. How do you check your work to make sure you haven’t accidentally plagiarised? read more

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:

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

    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. read more

    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. read more

    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!

    Referencing: an introduction

    3 November 2014

    Even if you are still quite new to university you have probably already heard words like ‘referencing’ and ‘citations’ – and heard that they are VERY IMPORTANT.

    But what is referencing, and why do you need to do it?

    Research is a major part of university education, and it is expected that you will read, understand and discuss the writing of others. It is essential that you acknowledge what you have read to protect yourself against accusations of plagiarism, show the research you have done, and allow your tutors to identify your own ideas and understanding of your subject. read more