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Library Homepage: Academic Integrity/Honesty

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 Representing another person's ideas or work as your own.

Why is detecting plagiarism important?

If you plagiarise intentionally or otherwise in assessment items, you're not providing appropriate evidence of the learning undertaken at Faith. Members of an academic community that plagiarise undermine the value of the knowledge generated by that community - it gives the College a bad name as well as the other students who attend. Allowing you to obtain an ATAR or certificate with plagiarised assessment lowers the overall quality of the graduates and undermines the value of the qualifications offered and the achievements of other students.

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How do we check for academic integrity?

FLC uses turnitin.  Read the infographic below to see how it works.

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What is considered to be plagiarism?

This involves representing another person's ideas or work as your own. It may also include resubmitting your own work for another assessment item. Common forms of plagiarism include:

  • direct copying, summarising, or paraphrasing another person's work without appropriate acknowledgement of the sources
  • using or developing an idea or hypothesis from another person's work without appropriate acknowledgement
  • representing the work of another person as your own work
  • copying non-word based material (such as diagrams, plans or audio-visual materials) and presenting them as your own work
  • using another person's experimental results as your own or without appropriate acknowledgement. 

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This includes any action or attempted action by you where you might gain an unfair advantage in the examination. Common methods of cheating include:

  • bringing unauthorised material into the exam
  • having access to unauthorised written notes during the exam
  • communicating with others during the exam
  • copying or reading another student's work during the exam

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Other forms of failing to undertake your studies with academic honesty, including:

  • giving or providing your work for sale to someone else
  • misrepresenting, falsifying or fabricating data for an assessment
  • using assessment materials from someone else (whether purchased or taken)
  • colluding (working very closely) with other people to produce an assignment and then submitting it as your own individual work
  • collaborating (working on an assignment) with others where it is not authorised in the assessment requirements

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