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Acknowledging influences is a practice shared across cultures.
Academic culture fosters respect for the
intellectual contributions of others through referencing.

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Too close for comfort – collaboration or cheating?

How close is too close? was the question posed by our On©ite Reporter, following a recent high profile disciplinary case at the University. Students are often encouraged, or required, to work together for coursework assignments but the point at which 'collaboration' becomes 'cheating' is often poorly understood by students. Obviously, the submission of identical assignments is not acceptable but ...

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Doctor ©ite

Dear Doctor ©ite,
I'm desperate, I have to hand in my assignment in two hours and I can't figure out how to do this last reference. What do you do if the source is anonymous?


Desperate from Dewmont

Dear Desperate,
This of course will depend on the referencing style that ...

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Quiz
Q: If you are dishonest in your academic work:
A. you miss out on important learning and essentially cheat yourself.
B. you risk being caught and disciplined.
C. you can damage your own as well as your institution's reputation.
D. all of the above.