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HSC: All My Own Work

  • Scholarship principles and practices

HSC: All My Own Work

  • What is good scholarship?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Being honest and ethical
  • Listing all your sources
  • Using your own words

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Key attributes of good scholarship
  • Being an effective researcher
  • Applying effective study habits

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Effective researcher
  • Need research for every part of your life.
  • Develop effective habits early

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Information Process:
          • Define
          • Locate
          • Select
          • Organise
          • Present
          • Evaluate

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Scenario
  • Fatima is given a research task for Geography. The task is to research current views about saving water, including recycling sewerage. Using the Information Process think about the steps Fatima should take in getting started on her research. Where would you start if you had this task?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • What does the question ask me to do?
  • What are the key terms?
  • What do I think about this?
  • What information is out there?
  • Which is best?
  • How can I put this in my own words?
  • Have I answered the question?
  • Have I acknowledged my sources?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • The task:
  • Research current views about saving water, including recycling sewerage.
  • Using the Information Process to think about the steps Fatima should take in getting started on her research. Where would you start if you had this task? How would you continue?
  • Information Process:
          • Define
          • Locate
          • Select
          • Organise
          • Present
          • Evaluate

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Applying effective study habits
    • Keep a diary and note when your work is to be handed in
    • Notes the dates and times when you will gather information for tasks and when you might produce a draft.
    • Be well organised – keep notes in order in folders
    • Make sure you understand what is required for each task. If you are not sure, ask!
    • Visit the HSC Online website and read their tips

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Scenario
  • You have three weeks to complete a History essay on the 1967 Referendum and its significance.
  • Where would you start? What information sources would be useful and how would you access them? Draft a timeline that shows, across the three weeks, when you will complete each stage of the essay.

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Put the dates in your diary – all of them!
  • 3 weeks before start general reading – take notes – file them
  • 2 weeks before start putting notes together in sequence – work out what is important
  • 1 week before – write draft
  • Have it ready at least 1 day early

HSC: All My Own Work

  • What are the rights and responsibilities of students in ensuring the intellectual integrity of their work?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • As a student you have a right to expect:
    • Clear information about what is required in your assessment tasks & assessments
    • Guidance about how to improve your work
    • Respect from your peers and teachers

HSC: All My Own Work

  • As a student you have a responsibility to:
    • Respect the rights and integrity of your teachers and peers
    • Understand what is required of you
    • Fulfil the school’s requirements for your study
    • Be fair and honest in all aspects of your work
    • Make sure your work is your own.

HSC: All My Own Work

  • What can students expect in terms of guidance for the HSC and assessment?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Booklet that explains the rules and procedures for the HSC with advice about honest study and avoiding plagiarism
  • “Rules and Procedures for the HSC” (Board of Studies NSW, 2006)
  • Webpage advising about assessments, submitted works, honest study and avoiding plagiarism
  • “HSC Assessments and Submitted works – Advice to Students”
  • Birrong Girls High School Assessment Policies
  • Teacher Librarians & teachers will assist in accessing and using information as well as correctly acknowledging sources

HSC: All My Own Work

HSC: All My Own Work

  • What is malpractice?

HSC: All My Own Work

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

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Copying in an exam from another student
  • 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 etc) and not acknowledging the source.
  • Cheating is not only bad for you as a person, it is unfair to other students. It may give you an unfair advantage, but it may also cost you your HSC.

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Why do people cheat?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Despite knowing it is dishonest, some students
  • cheat because they want to get an advantage over
  • other students.

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Other reasons for cheating include:
  • Lack of confidence in their own abilities
  • Trouble with planning and using their time
  • Competing demands such as work and sport
  • Not wanting to do the work
  • Other students cheat because they don’t understand plagiarism and don’t know how to acknowledge sources correctly. Using someone else’s work and pretending it is yours is seriously dishonest – it is a form of theft.

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Why is it wrong to cheat?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Cheating is dishonest, unfair and unethical.
  • How would you feel if you were called a cheat?
  • How would your family and friends feel?
  • How would your teachers and classmates feel?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • What are the benefits of producing your own work?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Being honest is a good feeling!
  • Being proud that your work is your own is a good feeling!
  • This is what ethical scholarship is all about.

HSC: All My Own Work

  • You want to do your best work, and you want it to be YOUR work.
  • You will know that the work is your own and you deserve to be credited for work you have completed.
  • You can avoid any accusations of plagiarism by using correct citations of your sources.
  • Your teachers want to reward original work as they are supporting honest responsible scholarship
  • You learn better this way!

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Scenario
  • Jennifer finds that she has only one night to complete a Music research. She finds an essay on the Internet that she can use and copies a large section of it. She does not acknowledge the information as being taken from the Internet. When confronted by her teacher she says she didn’t know it was wrong to copy from the Internet.
  • Ethical or Unethical?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Scenario
  • You are finishing a Business Studies assignment the night before it is due. Your computer crashes and you lose all your work. You do not have a back up copy. You phone a friend and ask them to email their assignment so you can use it. You rewrite the assignment so that it looks very different to your friend’s. You hand it in the next day as your own. There is no citation or attribution of the work to your friend.
  • Ethical or Unethical?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • Scenario
  • As part of his Society and Culture Interest Project, Thuy has to hand in an annotated reference list indicating how useful the references were for the project. Thuy has only used four references. She feels that this might not look impressive but decides against adding a few others that she hasn’t used, just to make the list look longer.
  • Ethical or Unethical?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • What are the consequences of cheating
  • in the HSC?

HSC: All My Own Work

  • You receive zero marks for an assessment task
  • You have an HSC course withheld
  • You are deemed ineligible for the award of the HSC
  • Birrong Girls High School imposes additional sanctions eg withholding your reference

HSC: All My Own Work

  • As a student, your most important responsibility is
  • to make sure everything you do for the HSC is
  • all your own work.

HSC: All My Own Work

  • http://amow.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/


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