Scientific writing and presentation is very important in the academic world. Findings and results of research should be communicated in a clear and correct way. In the master studies, these soft skills are indirectly evaluated in seminar works or when performing the master thesis.
If a student would like to improve their soft skills in scientific writing and presentation, we recommend reading the following materials:
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Plagiarism is the uncredited use of the ideas or words of somebody else. Definitions on what constitutes plagiarism can be found at http://plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism, while types of plagiarism are classified at http://plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/types-of-plagiarism.
In the master studies, plagiarism is considered as an act of fraud. According to Art. 31 of the “Règlement pour l’obtention du Master en Informatique / Reglement für die Erlangung des Masters in Informatik” such an act can be sanctioned. Each home university additionally provides a series of disciplinary measures to be taken against such conduct:
To avoid plagiarism, acknowledge all sources. For more information on how to avoid plagiarism, please have a look at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html and Guide sur le plagiat à l'attention des étudiants.