Over the next few weeks I will be putting out a series of posts on how to avoid plagiarism in your projects.
At Newcastle you have a number of pieces of work scanned for plagiarism during your degree. The aim of this scanning is not to catch you plagiarising, but to make sure you know how not to plagiarise. That is, in conjunction with the lecture on plagiarism, the scanning helps you know that you do not plagiarise, and that your 'academic practice' is good.
My aim through this process is to make sure everyone understands plagiarism, and the academic consequences of plagiarism, before they embark on their biggest piece of academic work, the project. The last thing I want to see is plagiarism occurring during the projects.
If you have any questions on plagiarism please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.