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All my own work: exploring academic integrity
All my own work: exploring academic integrity

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8 Summary of Session 3

In this session you looked at some of the study skills that can help you to produce work written in your own words. This session covered:

  • Paraphrasing
  • Using direct quotes
  • Learning together
  • How to avoid collusion
  • Study skills and time management
  • Asking for help

This free course provided an introduction to academic integrity, exploring what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Rather than focussing on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of referencing styles, the course has asked you to think about what is meant by ‘good academic conduct’ and has explained why good academic practice is so important. Along the way, you have worked through a series of exercises designed to help you to develop an understanding of appropriate academic practice. You have also explored some common pitfalls and difficulties and considered some approaches to avoid them.

Overall, the course has aimed to help you build confidence in producing your own work for academic purposes.