Avoiding Plagiarism Part #1

Salam Ramadan dan Salam Sejahtera

Sudah lama saya tidak menulis di dalam Bahasa Omputeh. Bukan apa. Boring sebab tidak banyak benda yang bisa dingarutkan. Sebelum apa2, berikut adalah posting untuk Handbook Pelajar yang saya karang untuk kegunaan dan bacaan pelajar2 di OUM.

What is plagiarism?
Most dictionaries define plagiarism as an immoral act of stealing works of others and claim it as one’s own work. It is a wrongful act of copying another person’s ideas and writings without providing any references or citations as if it is one’s own work. Plagiarism is a serious offense in Learning Institution in all countries across the globe.

In the context of Learning Institutions, plagiarism is a form of cheating. On the serious side, it is a fraudulent action and is subjected to several penalties including revocation of conferred degrees or any other stern actions.

When does plagiarism occur?
Academic wise, plagiarism is all about academic integrity. In Open University Malaysia, plagiarism is committed when:

  • Publishing and claiming as the sole author of any publications which is wholly written or partly written by another person.
  • Incorporating as co-author or any publications without making any contributions (academically) to that publication.
  • Forcing any third party to include you in the list of co-researchers or co-authors without making any contribution (academically) to that publication.
  • Extracting academic data which are the results of undertaken by another person and incorporating those data in your research without dully acknowledgment.
  • Using research data obtained through collaborative work with another person, as part of another distinct publication or research without obtaining the consent of your co-researchers prior to embarking on your personal research or prior to publishing the data.
  • Transcribing the ideas or creations of another person kept in any form, whether written, printed or electronic and claiming as the creator of that idea or creation.
  • Translating the writing or creation of another person from one language to another, wholly or partly and claiming the translation as your own writing and creation.
  • Extracting ideas or writing of another person and make certain modifications without dully acknowledgement to the original source.

In summary, you are plagiarising when:

  • Copying from any source without adequate citations and references.
  • Submitting as your own someone else’s unpublished work, either with or without permission.
  • Letting someone else write a paper for you or paying someone else to write a paper for you
  • You cheat about your paper

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One thought on “Avoiding Plagiarism Part #1

  1. yeop makasar September 6, 2010 / 3:52 PM

    hahaha, ini biasa dilakukan oleh students

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