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1 Academic integrity An essential requirement in tertiary study

2 WHAT IS ACADEMIC INTEGRITY? Honestly and truthfully submitting work that is your own which clearly acknowledges the ideas, words, creations, images, etc of others. Further information Academic Integrity at RMIT Academic Integrity at RMIT Academic Integrity at RMIT for Students Integrity at RMIT for Students

3 WHAT COMPROMISES ACADEMIC INTEGRITY? Presenting work that fails to acknowledge other people’s work. This includes: plagiarism - the presentation of another person’s work, ideas, or creations as if it is your own cheating in an exam copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files as if they are your own, eg webpages. For full outline see: RMIT assessment charterRMIT assessment charter

4 REFERENCING & ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Acknowledging the sources of your work is called referencing or citing. You must acknowledge your sources in the body of your work and in a reference list at the end. There are several different referencing styles used at RMIT. Check with your lecturer or course guides for the required style. Learn How to Reference from RMIT Library Website: RMIT Library referencing guidelines Other Useful Resources: Referencing for RMIT Business Students ( Harvard) for RMIT Business Students ( Harvard) How to avoid plagiarism to avoid plagiarism Paraphrasing

5 REFERENCING FROM THE INTERNET You cannot copy works (text, images, media etc) off the Internet without referencing your source. Australian law limits the academic use of Internet material to 10% of the content of the webpage and this must be referenced! If you are using text, an image or other media from a webpage, you must reference the material. Check with your lecturer or course guides for your course requirements.


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