Plagiarism consists of, but is not limited to, copying portions of the writing of others with only minor changes in wording, with :(a) Inadequate footnotes, quotes, or other reference forms of citation or (b) only a list of references. Paraphrasing without appropriate citation is also plagiarism.

With group work, where individual members submit parts of the total assignment, each member of a group must take
responsibility for checking the legitimacy of the work submitted in his/her name. If even one part of work contains plagiarised materials, penalties will normally be imposed on all group members, equally.

Source : UniKL Rules & Regulations Handbook (16th Edition): Rules,pg 36



For academic misconduct, the penalty can be any one or a combination of two or more of the following penalties ranging from:
a) Reprimand students in writing;
b) Re-do of assignment with reduced marks;
c) Award 0 mark for the student’s work;
d) Reduce 50% marks for student’s coursework;
e) Suspend for one semester;
f) Expel from the University

Source:UniKL Rules & Regulations Handbook (16th Edition): Disciplinary action,pg 43


Citation  is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. To avoid plagiarism you must always give credit or citation for information you have taken from someone else. There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources that you consult when researching a paper. The most important of these are:

  • Gives credit to authors whose works you have used (whether you quote them or not).
  • Provides a trail by which others can locate the materials you consulted.
  • Provide evidence for your arguments and add credibility to your work.
  • Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarism.

The following tools will not only help you to create the citation but they will allow you to organize, search and store your references materials.   Citation Tools Citation tools help you to organize, manage and format citations for your research into whatever style you need.


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