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1.3 What is malpractice?

Cheating or malpractice is about doing the wrong thing by behaving dishonestly.

It could be:

  • copying in an exam from another student or using information secretly brought in
  • handing in work that someone else did and saying it is your own
  • making up journal entries for a research project
  • using information from the internet or elsewhere (eg books, journals, DVDs), and not acknowledging the source.

You have a responsibility to make sure that you understand the difference between what is honest and what is dishonest in relation to all your work for the HSC.

Cheating is not only bad for you as a person, it is very unfair to other students. It may give you an unfair advantage.


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