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1 HSC: All My Own Work Acknowledging Sources

2 HSC: All My Own Work Acknowledging sources means providing written recognition of any ideas that are used or adapted for your work.

3 HSC: All My Own Work You need to provide the name of the original author and details of where you found the information. You may need to acknowledge sources within the text. You should acknowledge sources at the end of your work. Referencing citing and attribution refer to acknowledging sources

4 HSC: All My Own Work You should acknowledge: Advertisements Encyclopedia articles Pictures Pamphlets Artworks Websites Other students work Personal interviews Magazines Journals Teachers s Others ideas CDROMs and DVDs Maps Newspapers Lecturers Discussions groups Blogs Letters TV programs Movies Books Music

5 HSC: All My Own Work You do not have to acknowledge: Your own experiences Your own experimental results Common knowledge Facts commonly known (12 months in a year) Facts that are so well known that are easily available in many places (World War 2 began in 1939) Commonsense observations (interest rates going up means mortgage payments will increase)

6 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario: As a part of a History assignment you interview your elderly neighbour to find out about his experiences in the Second World War. Should you acknowledge this interview as a source, even though you did not use his exact words?

7 HSC: All My Own Work Yes. If the interview contributed in any way to your understanding of the information you have presented in your research task on the Second World War, you should acknowledge it.

8 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario You worked in a group to research a segment of your PDHPE assignment. Each group member was responsible for contributing and writing information related to their own experiences. Should you acknowledge the information contributed and written by another group member?

9 HSC: All My Own Work Yes. This is clearly someone elses work and should be acknowledged

10 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario Your uncle wrote a letter about his experiences as a soldier in the army and enclosed an old newspaper article that gave you an idea for your Visual Arts Body of Work Should you acknowledge the letter and the newspaper article?

11 HSC: All My Own Work Yes You should acknowledge the newspaper article as that has contributed to your work

12 HSC: All My Own Work Why should sources be acknowledged?

13 HSC: All My Own Work You should acknowledge sources to: Demonstrate your academic integrity Support your arguments Make it easy for readers to find the sources you used, Fulfil your moral and legal obligations Avoid plagiarism

14 HSC: All My Own Work Moral Rights The moral rights of an author, artist or creator entitle them: To be named as the author To be protected against false attribution To have their work treated with respect and not be misrepresented.

15 HSC: All My Own Work Moral rights: Apply to the creators of copyright works Are separate from the entitlement of a copyright owner to payment Generally last for seventy years after death

16 HSC: All My Own Work To observe moral right of an author you should: Attribute any quote, paraphrase, summary or copy of someone elses work or idea Ensure that works are not falsely attributed to an author Reference appropriately

17 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario You have gained permission from the publisher of a series of photographs on tropical rainforests to use a copy of one of the photographs as the cover page of your Geography assignment. Is it really necessary to acknowledge the individual photographer who took the photograph you are using?

18 HSC: All My Own Work Yes The individual photographer has moral rights. You must acknowledge his or her work.

19 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario You have just completed a major work for one of your HSC subjects that is to be submitted to the Board of Studies for marking. On your final check, you realise that you have not acknowledged the source of one of the key ideas used in the creation of your work. Worse still, you have lost the details of the source and you really cant be bothered spending additional time searching for the details. You decide to submit the work as it is, assuming everything will be OK. Is this the best course of action?

20 HSC: All My Own Work No. You have presented someone elses work as your own. This is plagiarism and a breach of the HSC rules. It may alter your final mark and even your eligibility for the HSC. You should take the time to find the details of the source you have used and acknowledge it appropriately.

21 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario You havent used any quotes in your essay and think it would look more impressive if you used quotes from some sources that are well respected in the subject area. You decide to create quotes from two of the sources used for your background reading and duly acknowledge the authors, books and pages where the quotes were supposedly found. It all looks good. Should you submit work like this?

22 HSC: All My Own Work No You are falsely attributing words to the authors. This is contrary to the moral rights of the authors and you can be heavily penalised in the marking of your work.

23 HSC: All My Own Work When you Quote Paraphrase Copy Summarise Copy information from research sources Acknowledge this in two places – in text and in a reference list.

24 HSC: All My Own Work In text references When you quote directly from a source, you place the exact words in quotation marks. The stable world of the nineteenth century was coming down in chaos: security was gone (Bean, 1983, p.22)

25 HSC: All My Own Work When you paraphrase or summarise, you do not need the quotation marks. You still need the authors details. Security was disappearing as chaos took over at the change of the century (Bean, 1983) This is using the Harvard method of referencing.

26 HSC: All My Own Work Footnotes or endnotes. Footnotes are placed at the bottom of the page of the quotation and endnotes are the list of all footnotes placed at the end of the assessment.

27 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario You have details of the information and the source of information you are using in an assignment but you are not sure whether you have recorded the exact words of the authors of the works. Should you put the words in quotation marks, acknowledge the sources and hope for the best?

28 HSC: All My Own Work No If you wish to quote the exact words, it needs to be exact. Take care in your note taking. You can paraphrase and then acknowledge accordingly.

29 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario You have spent a lot of time researching material from the web for a major assignment. You have reduced 100 pages from 5 websites to 5 pages of points. By now, this seems more like your work than the original creators Should you acknowledge the sources of information using in text citation as well as put these references in your reference list or bibliography?

30 HSC: All My Own Work Yes What you have done is summarise someone elses ideas and used this information in your work.

31 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario In a science assessment you have written a brilliant analysis of the data you found in a report on an experiment. Its your analysis that will be marked, not the table of figures on which you have based your analysis. Should you acknowledge the source of the data, even though it is not the important part of the assignment?

32 HSC: All My Own Work Yes You have copied data from another source and this should be acknowledged at the point in the assessment where you refer to it and at the end in your reference list/bibliography.

33 HSC: All My Own Work Reference list A full list in correct order and format of all items that you quoted in your assessment. Check your diary or Library handout for the correct format. Please be consistent.

34 HSC: All My Own Work Bibliography A full list in correct order and format of all items that you used in the preparation of your assessment. Check your diary or Library handout for the correct format. Please be consistent.

35 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario You want to impress the teacher with all the research you have completed for your major assessment. You plan to list all the sources you can find that are related to your topic in your reference list, even though you havent used them. Is this a good strategy?

36 HSC: All My Own Work No You are listing false information. Your teacher will have sound knowledge of the topic and the sources. Your strategy is likely to highlight your lack of research. It will show up the superficial nature of the ideas and information presented in your assignment compared with the comprehensive nature of your reference list.

37 HSC: All My Own Work Scenario You are trying to do the right thing by listing all the sources you have used in your reference list with the appropriate information and format but you are confused by the different referencing styles. Should you just pick a style that you can manage or use a combination of styles?

38 HSC: All My Own Work No. The Harvard method of referencing is the most common referencing method. This is the method that all faculties in Birrong Girls High School follow.

39 HSC: All My Own Work Acknowledging sources: Providing written recognition of any ideas that are used or adapted Sometimes called attribution May need to occur in the body of the work Must occur at the end of the work Is essential to avoid plagiarism Fulfils moral and legal obligations to recognise and acknowledge authors

40 HSC: All My Own Work Students who do not acknowledge the sources they have used, properly or at all, may be guilty of plagiarism. This is a serious issue and may affect a students marks and eligibility for the HSC.

41 HSC: All My Own Work Tips and hints Organise notes and record details of where the information was found. Learn correct citation Access information required for multiple styles of sources Set up a chart to keep track of basic bibliographic information Know the difference between a quotation, summary or paraphrase

42 HSC: All My Own Work All My Own Work Module – Acknowledging sources


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