Write, cite and submit

Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • cover planning assignments
  • examine what plagiarism is
  • provide guidance on referencing assignments
  • explain how assignments should be submitted.

At the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • plan your assignment 
  • understand why you should reference to avoid plagiarism
  • locate referencing style guides and referencing software
  • successfully submit your assignment.

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Module summary

 Writing or creating assignments

  • Plan your assignment writing before you start any assignment
  • Managing your time efficiently will help you plan, write, edit and proofread your work before your assignment is due.


  • Plagiarism is a disciplinary offence at UQ and taken extremely seriously
  • If you use someone else’s work or ideas in an assignment, you must reference their contribution to your work.


  • A referencing style is a set of rules to tell you how to acknowledge other authors and resources you have used in your work
  • Make sure that your referencing style is consistent throughout your assignment
  • Referencing software may be useful if you have lots of references to manage.

 Submitting your assignment


  • Learn.UQ (Blackboard) is the electronic assignment submission tool that is used at UQ for submitting assessments
  • Turnitin assignments will check the originality of your work and also the exact submission time of your assignment
  • Kaltura is the Learn.UQ media server which allows students to upload course related media content as part of your assignment
  • ePortfolio is an online collection of evidence of your lifelong learning including academic and work achievements such as volunteering.

Duration:   Approximately 30 minutes

Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain to contribute to your Graduate attributes:

Effective communication Effective communication

 Ethical and social understanding

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