Be Original

Date published: February 05, 2018

Plagiarism Awareness Week will urge you to ‘Be Original'

The Library and Students’ Union will be urging you to ‘be original’ when they run their first ever Plagiarism Awareness Week from Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February.

During the week, there will be pop-up stands and workshops to improve your understanding of plagiarism and help make your work your own.

Plagiarism involves taking someone else’s work and presenting it as your own.  This is often done by mistake and Plagiarism Awareness Week will help you understand what it is and how to avoid it.

The pop-up stands will be in Clifford Whitworth Library, MediaCity Library, the B’Hive Learning Space at Allerton and the Students’ Union all week. You can see the workshops we’re running below and choose the ones you fancy:

  • Wednesday 14th Feb Plagiarism and how to avoid it [online session] 6pm – 7pm. Book on here
  • Wednesday 14th Feb Referencing your work APA 6th (Harvard) style [face-to-face session] 1pm-3pm.  Book on here.
  • Thursday 15th Feb Plagiarism and how to avoid it [online session] 6pm – 7pm. Book on here.

Don’t forget

The Library has lots of information on avoiding plagiarism over on their Skills for Learning webpage. Here is an outline of just some of the eLearning packages you can try out for yourself:

  1. All about plagiarism
  2. Academic and essay writing mistakes that can cost you marks
  3. Avoiding plagiarism and getting better marks
  4. Citing it Right: an introduction to referencing

Also, you can always check out our plagiarism FAQs, sign up to a workshop any time, or contact your Academic Support Librarian or Academic Skills Consultant for further help and advice on referencing and plagiarism.

Follow all the action over on Twitter at #BeOriginalUoS.

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