Important Statement about Plagiarism

A full statement of the university’s definition of plagiarism and how it is treated within the university can be found here and here.

The Department of Anthropology also has its own statement regarding plagiarism and its consequences which is available in the Undergraduate Handbook. Note that the Department of Anthropology’s policy on plagiarism ranges from the award of a zero for a piece of a coursework to being asked to withdraw from the University. It is of the utmost importance that students constantly bear in mind the requirement that material and arguments which they are using in the course of their essays and writing-assignments are fully and properly acknowledged in the course of their writing. It is not, for example, sufficient simply to list items in a final bibliography but not make use of citations in the text of an essay: that would not be considered to constitute adequate acknowledgement of sources. Full acknowledgement of sources requires that you refer not only to direct quotations but also to summaries and paraphrases. You must also include references to web sites as well as any hard-copy written sources, articles, books, unpublished theses and dissertations, handouts and reports. The standard anthropological method of referencing is explained in the separate document Notes on Seminars, Reading, Essays and Presentations and in the Essay Writing section in the student handbook. Articles published in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute should be taken as model examples of how to cite source material.

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