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Avoiding Plagiarism 避免抄襲: What comprises plagiarism 怎樣構成抄襲

What comprises plagiarism 怎樣構成抄襲

Here are some indisputable plagiarism examples:

 Buying a paper written by someone else and submitting it as your own;      

 Copying all or part of someone else's work, claiming that it is your own work;

 Paying others to write all or part of the paper for you;

 Claiming a group assignment as your own work, though it's a work jointly done with your teammates.


However, most of the time people fall into the risk of plagiarism unintentionally because of lack of knowledge about plagiarism. Here are some examples:

 Using materials from an online resource, no matter it's a website or a social media account, without giving the Internet address of it;

 Direct quoting words or ideas from books or articles without putting the quotation in quotation marks and without providing the source;

 Paraphrasing or rewriting words or ideas from books or articles without providing the source.










 從網上資源(如:網頁、社交媒體帳號等) 摘錄並引用資料,但沒有說明網址;





Common Knowledge 常識

Common knowledge is something that is known by most people (Definition from Oxford Dictionary). There's no need to cite these information.

For examples: "The sun rises in the east", "Doing exercise is good for health".

However, if in doubt, CITE.



Guide on "Citing Sources of Information"

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