Plagiarism is cheating. Plagiarism is the deliberate or accidental presentation of someone else’s work as one’s own. Work includes: thoughts, opinions; phrases, sentences, paragraphs or whole presentations; and maps, pictures, cartoons, photographs, graphs, tables, charts, statistics, field study or laboratory results.
The problems include students’ deliberately submitting work that is not their own without acknowledging the source; plagiarising because they have difficulty in text-referencing; and not acknowledging ideas from a source because they have paraphrased these.
When it is realized that a students have submitted work that is not their own, they will receive the lowest possible grade and their parents will be informed. The students will have the chance to resubmit the work in case they had done all the preparation but had inadvertently failed to acknowledge sources. However, there will generally be very tight time constraints on the resubmission.
Students must submit assignments by the due date. If the assignment has not been submitted, then the student is required to submit as much of the assignment as has been completed, even if this is only rough notes or a first draft, on either, at the teacher’s discretion, the next day or the next lesson for that subject.
For spoken or performed assessment, if scripts are to be submitted, all students are required to submit these on the same due date, before any presentations begin, regardless of the order of performance.
Assignment Extension Application Form
The purpose of viewing student drafts is to provide students with feedback so that improvements can be made to the response. Drafting is a consultation process, not a marking process.
Students in Years 8 to 10 are permitted a maximum of 1 draft, in Year 11 a maximum of 2 drafts, and in Year 12 a maximum of 1 draft. Exceptions to this require negotiation with the teacher.
Teachers may consult, negotiate and give feedback to provide ethical guidance and to monitor student work. Feedback may be written and/or verbal and may be provided to individuals and/or the whole class.
Drafting feedback may
During the exam sessions
Morning tea and lunch breaks