Assignments (coursework and homework)

This video is about Assignments, Deadlines and the Support Available.

Assignments (coursework and homework) are an important part of your work at University.  There are strict rules about:
•     plagiarism – using another person’s words out of a book/ journal article/ conversation/ lecture without formally acknowledging it,
•    how to reference and refer to another person’s work in your written work so you avoid plagiarism,
•    word length of essays and reports
•    Presentation and style of a report, including the style of language used.

Students should not be doing each other’s assessed work.  Students often help each other and share ideas (which is ok) but if their work is too similar they both lose marks for copying!

You must follow the style guide advice and referencing rules from the course or module handbooks.  Ask for help from staff, friends or study adviser in the AAC if you are not sure what to do.

Some people with AS/autism remember what they read exactly word for word.  This means that sometimes they quote a book but do not realise that they have.  If this is a problem for you, it is very important that you tell staff in the deparment and the AAC.   Then strategies to avoid plagiarism can be worked out with you.


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