Plagiarism refers to representing someone else's text, or part of a text, pictorial presentation or translation as one's own work. Both copying direct quotations and adaptation (paraphrasing) from another author's work is considered plagiarism. Also, reusing one's own text from previous work is considered plagiarism (self-plagiarism). Plagiarism is often unintentional, due to ignorance or negligence.
How to avoid plagiarism?
Plagiarism is a violation of responsible conduct of research. Other forms are misappropriation, fabrication and falsification. More information on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) can be found in the RCR Guidelines compiled by Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK) .
Haaga-Helia takes a serious approach to plagiarism (Degree Regulations ) and uses Ouriginal plagiarism check software to track it (more information further down on this page).
Summarising = rephrasing the information or the idea of the source material in your own words
Quotation = repeating the original source word for word
Both methods require appropriate referencing!
Ouriginal (formerly Urkund) is a software used to track plagiarism. Ouriginal makes it possible to check whether theses and other student assignments contain plagiarism. Ouriginal compares a document’s content with materials already saved in the Ouriginal database, open access Internet sites and other e-materials.
Your teacher will tell you if the course assignments are to be submitted via Ouriginal. All theses at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences are checked using the Ouriginal software.
1. Your teacher will give you an e-mail address, where you will submit your study assignment as an attachment
2. Send your assignment as an attachment to the email address
3. You will receive an email confirming that your text has been received
4. Ouriginal analyses your assignment and sends a report to the teacher
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