What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is presenting the work or ideas of another person, with or without their consent, as your own. It can apply to published and unpublished material,and may be intentional or inadvertent.
Why is it regarded so seriously in academia?
Passing offsomeone else’s efforts and achievements as your own is not only a professional and academic discourtesy; it is a kind of theft.If you use plagiarism to submit an essay to theJohn Locke Institute, you are not only stealing from the originator of the work you are claiming as your own; you are trying to steal hard-won recognition from the other contestants.
What does the John Locke Institute do to prevent plagiarism?
We use a number of different kinds of tools to detect plagiarism.We can detect the unacknowledged use of other
published material and unpublished material.lfany of your essay contains plagiarism you will not be eligible to receive a prize, and we will notify your school of the reasons for our judgment.
大学一般采用turnitin等数据库来查重学生提交的论文材料，John Locke 组委会尚未在官网中公布他们检测抄袭的方式。
What should I do?
Generally, of course, almost all your essay should be entirely your own work.But if you refer to the work ofothers, even if you are loosely paraphrasing others work you must acknowledge explicitly which sources you are drawing on and which of their ideas or words you are including in your essay.
☑Harvard, generally used in the UK for Social Sciences and Business.
☑MLA is similar to Harvard but more common in the US for the Arts and Humanities.
☑APA is widely used in the US in the Social Sciences.
☑Vancouver is commonly employed in Medicine and Science.