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Common mistakes

There are many reasons why acts of plagiarism occur, some of which are due to genuine mistakes that relate to referencing and note-taking practices. Some students make the mistake of thinking that plagiarism does not apply to every type of source material or to every type of assignment, but it does. Unfortunately, no allowance is made for whether the act was intended or unintended, as we saw from the University definition of plagiarism

Examples of some common mistakes include:

Please make sure that you do not make these mistakes. If you require any further guidance, you should contact your department.