The most effective way to avoid an accusation of plagiarism is to reference correctly using the Harvard system, making sure to cite all of your sources and have a bibliography at the end of your work.
- Use quotation marks around the words and cite the source, or
- Paraphrase or summarise acceptably and cite the source.
Referencing correctly is a skill which takes time to develop. If you need help or support with referencing and improving your academic skills, book an appointment with your Learning & Teaching Librarian by contacting the Gateway.
If you are worried about, or have received a letter regarding plagiarism in your work, please contact the Students’ Union as soon as possible. You can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact our Advice and Representation Coordinator Molly New directly at email@example.com