See also: Student Guide: Academic Integrity
Plagiarism is when one presents as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. It is defined as the unwarranted use of the ideas, words, arguments, concepts, or designs of another. To avoid the charge of plagiarism, you need to take care to credit and/or reference those from whom you borrow and quote.
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. While plagiarism may be easy to commit unintentionally, it is defined by the act not the intention. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourselves with the institute’s policy on plagiarism and you are encouraged, if in doubt, to seek guidance from an academic staff member.
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