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Cheating is when you violate the conditions for your examination. Cheating may include
Remember to always state your sources when you obtain ideas, information, arguments and reasonings, etc. from literature, syllabus, websites or lecture notes.
Copying and pasting someone else’s work without source referencing will be regarded as cheating. Extracts of text quoted word by word must be marked so that it is evident that it is a quote. All sources you use must be included in the reference list.
The university uses the electronic plagiarism prevention system Urkund to check that submitted assignments do not include text copied directly from a source.
To avoid being suspected of plagiarism, you must learn to use source referencing and quotations correctly.
The guidelines apply to both compulsory coursework requirements and study requirements, in addition to written examinations with invigilation and written examinations without invigilation (written assignments, home examinations etc.).The guidelines apply to all students and external candidates.
Cheating or attempt at cheating is taken very seriously and may among other things lead to
Consequences of cheating are stipulated in the Norwegian Act relating to Universities and University Colleges §§ 4-7 and 4-8.
It is your responsibility to make sure that you only use permitted support materials. The examination invigilators will check the support materials. If you are in possession of support materials that are not permitted, you will be reported and suspected of cheating. Permitted support materials are listed in Studentweb and will also be printed on the front page of the examination question paper.
Violation of these rules will be regarded as a suspicion of cheating or attempt at cheating.
You may be suspected of cheating even when you are working on an home exam, portfolios, coursework or study requirements, reports and examination answer papers in all courses/subjects and at all levels of study. Examples of cheating in this connection may include:
OsloMet uses Urkund as plagiarism control on all kinds of assessments. Urkund perform checks through internet, text databases and other submitted assignments. Urkund is only available for employees and examiners.
Click here for more information: https://www.urkund.com
Collaboration with other students may be considered cheating if the assignment are very similar or partially identical
Cases related to cheating or attempt at cheating are decided by the Appeal's Committee at OsloMet. If you are suspected of cheating you shall be informed of the suspicion and the basis of the suspicion as soon as possible and be summoned to a meeting at the faculty to express your opinion. In this meeting, you will receive information relating to the further proceedings and your rights. You may also attend the Appeals Committee’s meeting in order to state your opinion. The Appeals Committee’s decision may be appealed to the National Appeals Committee.
It is your responsibility to make yourself familiar with regulations relating to examination support materials, source referencing and quotation. You are not exempt from responsibility if you lack knowledge about the regulations.
Rules relating to cheating or attempt at cheating are stipulated in Regulations relating to Studies and Examination at Oslo Metropolitan University § 7-5 and Guidelines for Dealing with Cheating/Attempt at Cheating in Connection with Examinations at Oslo Metropolitan University.