Scholarship Principles and Practices

This part considers what scholarship principles and practices are, why they are important and how students can benefit from making sure they follow the principles of ethical practice in their study for the HSC.
 
What are the principles and practices of good scholarship?
· Being honest and ethical
· Listing all your sources
· Using your own words
· Being an effective researcher
· Managing time effectively 

  What are the rights and responsibilities of students in ensuring the intellectual integrity of their work?
Rights
· Respect from fellow students and teachers
· Clear information about assessment tasks
· Guidance on how to improve your work

Responsibilities
· Understand the work
· Undertake study requirements
· Be fair and honest about your work
· Respect the rights and integrity of fellow students and teachers
· Make sure that it’s all your own work 

What is malpractice?
Malpractice is when you act dishonestly. It can include, but is not limited to:
· Taking information into an exam or copying someone else’s exam
· Handing in work that is not your own
· Making up sources of information and including these in your references
· Not acknowledging sources 
 
Why is it wrong to cheat?
· Unethical
· Taking credit for someone else’s work
· You don’t communicate what you have learnt
· It’s unfair to fellow students 
 
What are the consequences of cheating in the HSC?
You may:
· Receive a penalty/zero mark for an assessment task
· HSC course withheld
· Not be awarded your HSC
· Receive sanctions from the College