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1 University Library Services Plagiarism Take this quiz

2 About this Quiz START By the end of this quiz you should be able to: Define plagiarism Judge instances of alleged plagiarism Decide whether a reference is needed Keep track of how many questions you answer correctly, and if you think you need more information youll find some useful links at the end of the quiz.

3 Question 1 It is the day before your assignment is due to be submitted. You contact an online essay writing service, who later that day (for a fee) s you an essay that meets your requirements. The next day you submit this essay. Is this plagiarism? Return to start End Quiz

4 Incorrect This is plagiarism because you have paid someone to write the assignment for you. You are then submitting someone elses work and claiming it as your own. It is the day before your assignment is due to be submitted. You contact an online essay writing service, who later that day (for a fee) s you an essay that meets your requirements. The next day you submit this essay. Is this plagiarism? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

5 Correct! This is clearly plagiarism because you have paid someone to write the assignment for you. You are then submitting someone elses work and claiming it as your own. It is the day before your assignment is due to be submitted. You contact an online essay writing service, who later that day (for a fee) s you an essay that meets your requirements. The next day you submit this essay. Is this plagiarism? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

6 Question 2 You have been asked to submit an essay on Romeo and Juliet and your cousin s you her old essay on that topic, you make a few alterations and add a few new ideas. You submit this essay. Is this plagiarism? 1 Return to question: Return to start End Quiz

7 Incorrect This is plagiarism as you are effectively re-submitting your cousins assignment and claiming it as your own. You havent credited your cousin for the work that you have copied and therefore regardless of how much or how little you have copied it will still be deemed as plagiarism. You have been asked to submit an essay on Romeo and Juliet and your cousin s you her old A* essay on that topic, you make a few alterations and add a few new ideas. You submit this essay. Is this plagiarism? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

8 Correct! This is plagiarism as you are effectively re-submitting your cousins assignment and claiming it as your own. You havent credited your cousin for the work that you have copied and therefore regardless of how much or how little you have copied it will still be deemed as plagiarism. You have been asked to submit an essay on Romeo and Juliet and your cousin s you her old A* essay on that topic, you make a few alterations and add a few new ideas. You submit this essay. Is this plagiarism? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

9 Question 3 In your essay you discuss your own thoughts on banking bonuses. Do you need to include a citation and reference? 1 Return to question: 2 Return to start End Quiz

10 Incorrect These are your own thoughts; you are not relying on the thinking of others. Therefore this isnt plagiarism. You answered - In your essay you discuss your own thoughts on banking bonuses. Do you need to reference? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

11 Correct! These are your own thoughts; you are not relying on the thinking of others. Therefore this isnt plagiarism. In your essay you discuss your own thoughts on banking bonuses. Do you need to reference? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

12 Question 4 You are writing an assignment about the British Constitution and you state that the Queen is the Head of State of the UK. Do you need to provide citations and a reference for this? 1 Return to question: 23 Return to start End Quiz

13 Incorrect Strictly speaking you dont need to reference this as it is common knowledge (i.e. something that the majority of people will know). However if you do reference this you will not be penalised, but a reference in such instances is unnecessary. You answered - You are writing an assignment about the British Constitution and you state that the Queen is the Head of State of the UK. Do you need to provide a reference for this? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

14 Correct! Strictly speaking you dont need to reference this as it is common knowledge (i.e. something that the majority of people will know). However if you do reference this you will not be penalised, but a reference in such instances is unnecessary. You are writing an assignment about the British Constitution and you state that the Queen is the Head of State of the UK. Do you need to provide a reference for this? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

15 Question 5 You include a table of data or a picture from another source so you don't need to reference it. 1 Return to question: 234 Return to start End Quiz

16 Incorrect Tables from other sources must be referenced. Otherwise, the reader would conclude that you had generated the data and created the table yourself. If you didnt generate the data or create the table you would be taking credit for someone elses work. The same is true for photographs, images, pictures, and figures. By including a reference the reader can locate the original source themselves. You answered - You include a table of data or a picture from another source so you don't need to reference it. The question was: You answered - Start of Quiz Return to start End Quiz Next Question

17 Correct! Tables from other sources must be referenced. Otherwise, the reader would conclude that you had generated the data and created the table yourself. If you didnt generate the data or create the table you would be taking credit for someone elses work. The same is true for photographs, images, pictures, and figures. By including a reference the reader can locate the original source themselves. You include a table of data or a picture from another source so you don't need to reference it. The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

18 Question 6 In your essay you paraphrase Richard Dawkins views on natural selection from one of his popular books. Because you are not directly quoting you dont put quotation marks. Do you need to reference this? 1 Return to question: 2345 Return to start End Quiz

19 Incorrect You are using Richard Dawkins views (rather than your own) and even though you have not quoted word for word you will still need to include a citation and reference in order to credit his thoughts. If you dont, the reader will assume they are your own views, which is untrue. You answered - You paraphrase in your essay, Richard Dawkins views on natural selection from one of his popular books. Because you are not directly quoting you dont put quotation marks. Do you need to reference this? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

20 Correct! You are using Richard Dawkins views (rather than your own) and even though you have not quoted word for word you will still need to include a citation and reference in order to credit his thoughts. If you dont, the reader will assume they are your own views, which is untrue. You paraphrase in your essay, Richard Dawkins views on natural selection from one of his popular books. Because you are not directly quoting you dont put quotation marks. Do you need to reference this? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

21 Question 7 You and a friend are taking the same module and therefore have the same essay to write. The essay is not to be done as group work. You and your friend write your essays in the library together and end up with very similar essays. Is this plagiarism? 1 Return to question: Return to start End Quiz

22 Incorrect This is called collusion which is a form of plagiarism. This is a common form of unintentional plagiarism where two people have studied together, shared materials, and discussed the topic. The problem arises when the two students sit down and write their essays and discuss each stage as they go along. Consequently, the essays are likely to be very similar in structure and opinion. Therefore the marker can no longer distinguish whether all of the good ideas come from student A or student B? Markers need to be able to assess students on their own work and their own merit. You answered - You and a friend are taking the same module and therefore have the same essay to write. The essay is not to be done as group work. You and your friend write your essays in the library together and end up with very similar essays. Is this plagiarism? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

23 Correct! This is called collusion which is a form of plagiarism. This is a common form of unintentional plagiarism where two people have studied together, shared materials, and discussed the topic. The problem arises when the two students sit down and write their essays and discuss each stage as they go along. Consequently, the essays are likely to be very similar in structure and opinion. Therefore the marker can no longer distinguish whether all of the good ideas come from student A or student B? Markers need to be able to assess students on their own work and their own merit. You and a friend are taking the same module and therefore have the same essay to write. The essay is not to be done as group work. You and your friend write your essays in the library together and end up with very similar essays. Is this plagiarism? The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz Next Question

24 Question 8 You find a paragraph in a book that supports an argument that you are making in your assignment. You copy this paragraph into your assignment, putting quotations marks at the start and finish and provide a citation. This is plagiarism. 1 Return to question: Return to start End Quiz

25 Incorrect This is perfectly acceptable! By using quotation marks and including a citation and reference you are clearly showing the marker where the idea has come from and they can check that you have quoted accurately. You should note that this style of writing may not be plagiarism, but can still be poor academic practice if you do not show how the quotation supports your own views, how it relates to other views and how it connects to the topic. You answered - You find a paragraph in a book that supports an argument that you are making in your assignment. You copy this paragraph into your assignment, putting quotations marks at the start and finish and provide a citation. This is plagiarism. The question was: You answered - Return to start END QUIZ End Quiz

26 Correct! This is perfectly acceptable! By using quotation marks and including a citation and reference you are clearly showing the marker where the idea has come from and they can check that you have quoted accurately. You should note that this style of writing may not be plagiarism, but can still be poor academic practice if you do not show how the quotation supports your own views, how it relates to other views and how it connects to the topic. You find a paragraph in a book that supports an argument that you are making in your assignment. You copy this paragraph into your assignment, putting quotations marks at the start and finish and provide a citation. This is plagiarism. The question was: You answered - Return to start End Quiz END QUIZ

27 Useful plagiarism links Return to start Quiz questions adapted from a quiz written by University of Birmingham and shared under a creative commons licence. This work is licensed under a creative commons Attribution-ShareALike 2.0 Licencecreative commons Attribution-ShareALike 2.0 Licence Skills for Learning at Sunderland Resources to help you understand and avoid plagiarism (also available on SunSpace) Academic integrity and academic misconduct: a guide Download pdf. Download pdf. (Available via Docushare) Guidance from the University of Sunderland which includes information on the University policy on academic misconduct.


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