This is a simple summary of INTO’s plagiarism policy. You can also read the complete policy.
During this period, we will treat plagiarism as just a mistake.
- Your teacher will talk to you.
- You may have to rewrite something.
- The Plagiarism Officer may meet you and make a record.
- You may have an extra writing session.
But there will be no punishment and you will not lose marks.
During this period, we will view plagiarism much more seriously.
- There could be a formal meeting with Plagiarism Officers.
- Your marks could be reduced (even to zero in serious cases).
- There will be a record against your name.
You will receive an email telling you when you are about to start the second part of your course.
- This is not allowed at INTO. Do not ask anyone to proofread your writing. Do not pay for a proofreading service. Do not ask a friend to correct your work.
- Timed writing
- There will be regular tests of your writing in class. These are important and you must do them.
- First drafts
- Produce these when your teacher tells you. Always keep a copy.
- All assignments must be written in your own English.
- Computer software
- Do not use translation apps, except for individual words.
- Pasting text
- Do not paste text into your assignment, even if you say where the text comes from. A sentence in quotation marks is allowed, but you should only do it once or twice. Science students must not do it at all.
- Your text must be very different from the original text of your source.
If you are unsure about anything, ask your teacher.