Accounting Test 1

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Assignment 1—Due Wednesday 28rd September, 2012

Please Note: There are three (3) questions in this assignment.

Question 1: Plagiarism and referencing Although this question is not awarded marks, students MUST complete this entire question to get any marks for assignment 1. An understanding of plagiarism and “in text” referencing is essential to success in tertiary studies. Background information for Question 1 In an academic setting it is important to acknowledge the ideas of others that you have used in building your argument or preparing your answers. This not only includes words but anything for which you may be graded, e.g. layout of an answer copied from another person. The Learning Connection website at UniSA provides some very useful information about plagiarism. Particularly useful links include the following: 1. Avoiding plagiarism (Learning Connection)

http://www.unisa.edu.au/learningadvice/plagiarism/default.asp
2. Referencing (Learning Connection)

http://www.unisa.edu.au/learningadvice/referencing/default.asp

Tasks for Question 1 Using the materials on these websites, undertake the following tasks.

a. Find a definition of what plagiarism is and write a definition of plagiarism in your own words. In my words plagiarism would be the exact copy of someone else's work for example if I had copied word for word the text book we are currently working through it would be plagiarism.

b. In your own words, write not more than half a page (200 words) on strategies which can be adopted to avoid plagiarism. To avoid plagiarism the following steps and strategies can be enforced. One excellent strategy to prevent plagiarism is using website like this to check work that you write “http://www.grammarly.com/?q=plagiarism&gclid=CNHFrJKyrbICFfBUpgodimEATQ”. The website checks your words against other documents in the world to make sure that you have…...

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