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Referencing and Plagiarism

Types of plagiarism

This page will allow you to consider the following:

  • Plagiarism activity.
  • Review.
  • Next steps.

Plagiarism Activity

On the previous page plagiarism was defined and explained, and you should now be more familiar with how you can avoid it.

Below is a matching exercise for you to test your own knowledge. Do not worry if you get any of these wrong, just ensure you do understand the differences before moving on. You can always refer back to the previous page if you get stuck.

Post-activity reflection


Well done on completing the matching quiz. Understanding the concept of plagiarism can help you to avoid it in your reading and writing. Let's reflect on the following questions:

  • Do I understand why the above activities are considered plagiarism?
  • Do I understand why I should avoid these activities in my assignment?
  • What academic skills could I now practice to ensure I avoid plagiarism:
    • Paraphrasing
    • Referencing
    • Proofreading and Editing
    • Assignment planning

Next steps

We hope the below guidance will be of help:

Remember, our Academic Skills Advisors can provide support in these areas through a one-to-one appointment or during our workshops