1. Create a note-taking system to avoid unintentional plagiarism. This system should be able to tell you; (a) what notes are from which sources, and (b) whether your notes are direct quotes, paraphrased sections or your own reflections.
2. When writing about other sources, always provide a reference; this is also true for images or statistics from other sources.
3. Take care when paraphrasing; make sure that you do not copy the source. Also make sure that you provide an in-text reference for the source.
4. When writing direct quotes from other sources you must highlight this by putting the text within quotation marks.
5. Make sure that you write your reference list in accordance with your School’s referencing guidelines. Refer to your course handbook and/or Studynet pages for more information.
6. When writing your assignment, you must work alone. Collusion (a form of academic misconduct) occurs when students work together to gain an unfair advantage. Proven academic misconduct carries severe consequences.
7. Do not share your work with your friends.
8. Never purchase an assignment from the internet. If you are experiencing difficulties, and worry that you won’t be able to submit your assignment on time, speak to either the Module Leader or your Programme Leader.
Looking for study skills support? The UH Study Success Hubs are currently not offering face-to-face drop-ins or workshops; however they do have a number of online resources which offer a great way to brush up on lots of valuable skills to help you succeed in your studies. Many Schools also have their own School-based Academic Skills Support, so do reach out to these services if you want help.