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Avoiding plagiarism

Avoiding plagiarism

Learn to recognise what plagiarism is, the forms it can take and how to avoid it by developing your skills. Includes a quiz to test your knowledge.

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Avoiding plagiarism video


Bob discovers what plagiarism is and how he can avoid it. Transcript available.

This activity will take you: 2 minutes

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Avoiding plagiarism


A podcast explaining what plagiarism is and how you can avoid it by developing skills in referencing and managing information efficiently.

This activity will take you: 4 minutes

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Recognising plagiarism


An introduction to plagiarism and some of the forms it can take.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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What plagiarism feels like


A reflection on the consequences of plagiarism in academic and working life.

This activity will take you: 5 minutes

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