Plagiarism is the inclusion of someone else’s work (intentionally or unintentionally) in your own, without the right use of referencing and crediting of the original author.
Absolutely! You are only allowed to submit a piece of work once. If you copy and paste sections of previously submitted work, no matter how relevant the content is, it is still considered plagiarism. All work submitted for each assignment should be original content written by you.
Below is a useful list of a few things that you can look out for to make sure that your work is your own, and to avoid plagiarism.
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