Plagiarism is using another persons ideas, thoughts, language or expression as ones' own without acknowledging them (Wikipedia).
Plagiarism is a violation of academic integrity, whether intentional or unintentional it is a disciplinary offence.
Therefore, to avoid plagiarism citing sources is important hence acknowledge authors, link your work to the original source and create a reference list.
The policy provide good practice, disciplinary rules.
It covers aspects related to examination data gathering, presentation of results, referencing and writing required at a university level.
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The above sourced from All things learning-WordPress - Educational Literacy for the 21st Century illustrates the essential 21st Century literacies and fluencies.
Literacy in its broadest sense is an ever-evolving topic as you will see as you read more: