How to write academic text - avoid cheating and plagiarism

Cheating and plagiarism can have serious consequences for you as a student. That's why it's so important for you to know how to write and cite correctly.

Avoid cheating and plagiarism

How to write academic text - avoid cheating and plagiarism.

Examples of cheating and plagiarism (also known as academic misconduct):

  • Use of mobile phones or other electronic devices during your exam
  • Answers/hand-ins copied from the Internet and completely or partially submitted as one's own work
  • Answers/hand-ins that have completely or partially been used by another person at an earlier examination submitted as one's own work
  • Answers/hand-ins that have completely or partially been prepared by another person submitted as one's own work
  • Answers/hand-ins that have completely or partially been used by the student at an earlier examination without proper acknowledging the source
  • Submitted practical or artistic work that has been produced by someone else than the student submitted as one's own work
  • Reproduction/quotations from textbooks, other scientific books, other's exams/papers, texts published on the Internet, etc. that are presented without any source reference and without clearly indicating that the text in question is a reproduction/quotation.
  • Non-permitted examination support materials used during an examination or test

As a student, you are responsible for becoming thoroughly acquainted with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. The same applies to the use of examination support materials. If you are unsure about which rules apply, we encourage you to contact the course responsible or student advisor at your department. Please also use the e-learning tool Write and cite

The university's appeals committee decides on the sanctions to be imposed for cheating.

The Norwegian Act Relating to Universities and University Colleges of 1 April 2005, § 4-7 and relevant subsections under § 4-8 has provisions stating that cheating can lead to the annulment of examinations and the exclusion of the student.

Published 27. October 2014 - 10:22 - Updated 6. July 2017 - 13:31

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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