BUSS2065 Operations Management for Business
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Remember, if the question requires a written answer (or part) then this needs
to be in your own words. Any copied (even if memorised) material/explanations
will not attract marks. At university level an assessment (or parts) that are simply
copied from sources, or closely paraphrased, would not constitute analysis nor
demonstrate understanding and would normally be awarded a few marks.
It is an open book exam therefore normal referencing conventions/requirements still
applies-after all; it takes little time to reference.
I would remind you of the following basic principles of referencing:
If information is not your own words or ideas, you must acknowledge the source
within the text
of the paper and
in the reference list.
If you use another person's words (i.e. you quote) you must
indicate that this is a
direct quote (usually by quotation marks)
and reference the source (including the
page number) within the text of the paper. Including the source in the reference
list or bibliography is not sufficient. Changing, deleting, adding only a few words,
or rearranging the sentence/paragraph does not negate that fact that you are
If paraphrasing, you still need to include an in-text reference (which includes the
). Take care that the paraphrasing is not 'too close' to the original;
i.e. that it is in fact a quote.
The fact that the source of the material is from a textbook, an internet site, course
materials and/or the specific author cannot be identified, does not negate the
need to acknowledge the source of the ideas or words or to reference correctly.
Reminder about paraphrasing.
Remember that changing a few words does not make a quote a paraphrase or "in
your own words". It is still a quote and must have quotation marks ' ' around it and
an in-text reference. If you summarise or paraphrase ideas from somewhere, it
does not need quotation marks, but it must still have an in-text reference as it is
not your idea. Copying and pasting is never okay. You can find information on
paraphrasing by clicking
Copying and pasting text into your answers and then altering it gradually by
replacing words, rearranging words, using the synonym function in Word to
replace words etc. is not paraphrasing. This is not an appropriate method of writing
and suggests that the writer cannot write something original for themselves and
does not demonstrate understanding. Further, using a translation or paraphrasing
tool is not writing in your own words or use of any unattributed AI assisted writing
is considered a breach of the Academic Integrity policy.