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Legal Research and Writing: Academic Honesty


Uphold of academic honesty is vital in being respectful to the works of others, with ethical use of the works or publications.

In HKU, we treasure good manner of respecting all academic and copyright works. Misuse of these materials is not acceptable, and disciplinary action will be taken against any offense.

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Plagiarism is a serious offense in the academic world, in which offender is regarded to have “stolen” intellectual property without consent from or acknowledgement to the copyright owner.

In HKU, plagiarism is regards as a disciplinary offense. It is emphasized that all HKU members have the responsibilities to familiarize what constitute plagiarism and how to avoid it. The most commonly used method is to cite the works of other properly, following designated formatting of different citation style.