- Category: Academic Life
- Published on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:12
REFERENCING is VERY IMPORTANT to your college career. If you don't reference your work correctly, it could mean you fail a module and will have to repeat or, at worst, you could be expelled from the college.
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM THE INTERNET, YOU WILL BE CAUGHT, there are systems in place in the college that can check if your work has been copied from the internet, even if it's what you think is an obscure site. Click here for more info on plagiarism.
As a general guide, be aware that in all the following circumstances you must include a correct reference:
- Quoting sections from a book
- Including text that you have cut and pasted from the internet
- Paraphrasing or summarising someone else's argument
- Using another student's notes (even in group work projects)
- Including points from lecture notes.
Each department in MIC has a preferred style of referencing, whether it's the Harvard style or footnotes. If you're not sure what method your lecturer wants you to use, email them and ask, they won't mind. Make sure you use your student email if contacting them as the college email system may class your Gmail, Hotmail etc. account as Spam and they won't recieve it.
The SU’s Involvement… coz were cool like that.
If you are accused of plagiarism then we strongly encourage you to contact the SU for advice. Either Mairéad or Noel can act as a rep for you and support you if you have to meet with a lecturer over plagiarism (or any issue for that matter).