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    Hello TSR,

    I am making a start on my A2 Product Design coursework and this question has been bugging me so much, could someone please help.

    If I was to use some parts of my own work from AS and put this into my A2 coursework as research, would this count as misconduct ?
    If so, would it be considered plagiarism if my independent research into a particular topic was very similar due to the factual information being the same ? For example, ergonomic information, this would be the same in both my AS and A2 coursework so surely I could just copy and paste this ?

    Nothing regarding self plagiarism was noted in the coursework malpractice section of AQA's website (http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ts/malpractice). I have tried to E-mail them and they say speak to your teacher, who does not know.

    Thank you,
    Enjoy the last few days of summer !
    Lee
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    I understand this is a very grey area, but if the work if going to be so similar due to factual information being the same, surely I can copy&paste. Thanks to anyone who replies.
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    Has your work been submitted publicly anywhere before?
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    (Original post by lee1999wright)
    I understand this is a very grey area, but if the work if going to be so similar due to factual information being the same, surely I can copy&paste. Thanks to anyone who replies.
    I think I've seen an A2 project print screen parts of their AS project and stated that they've done the research before. I'm in the same dilemma so I am not sure if I want to do this. What are you making by the way?
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    I think I've seen an A2 project print screen parts of their AS project and stated that they've done the research before. I'm in the same dilemma so I am not sure if I want to do this. What are you making by the way?
    Hi,
    That helps a lot, I'll include it as print screens(that way, the plagiarism checker wont pick up the words and flag me up as they are just images).
    AS - I did a sustainable armchair
    A2 - Portable laptop stand thingy(not 100% sure yet)
    What about you ?
    Also, if I hear anything more, I will let you know !
    Thanks again,
    Lee
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    (Original post by AnnaRainbows)
    Has your work been submitted publicly anywhere before?
    Just to the Exam Board for AS marking
    No where else
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    Yeah it's a grey area alright. For AQA, I know this, I took English Literature AS last year and and carried on to A2. For AS we had 2 separate essays on two texts ) while for A2 we had one long comparison piece. I got As in the AS essays so I pretty much recycled the two essays (70ish%) and added links and new intro/conclusion etc. So I think you'll be fine as AQA doesn't use Turn It In like unis and (if you're like me) your CW is marked by the teachers and only moderated by the exam board. Plus as you've said, there's no specific rule against it. Hope it helps!
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    (Original post by adso222)
    Yeah it's a grey area alright. For AQA, I know this, I took English Literature AS last year and and carried on to A2. For AS we had to separate essays on two texts ) while for A2 we had one long comparison piece. I got As in the AS essays so I pretty much recycled the two essays (70ish%) and added links and new intro/conclusion etc. So I think you'll be fine as AQA doesn't use Turn It In like unis and (if you're like me) your CW is marked by the teachers and only moderated by the exam board. Plus as you've said, there's no specific rule against it. Hope it helps!
    I am with AQA for this, so your answer helps a bunch.
    Our coursework, like yours, is center-assessed and then sent of for moderation so I'm hoping it should be fine. I know its technically unethical and all but its my own work I'm using so...
    Completely in the right ? Probably not.
    Possible Loophole as its not stated on their website ? I hope so.
    I'll let you know if next year they allow it or flag it up for plagiarism.
    All the best,
    Lee
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    (Original post by lee1999wright)
    I am with AQA for this, so your answer helps a bunch.
    Our coursework, like yours, is center-assessed and then sent of for moderation so I'm hoping it should be fine. I know its technically unethical and all but its my own work I'm using so...
    Completely in the right ? Probably not.
    Possible Loophole as its not stated on their website ? I hope so.
    I'll let you know if next year they allow it or flag it up for plagiarism.
    All the best,
    Lee
    Should be fine then as moderation just means checking the marks are consistent with your classmates and other schools (at least as I understand it). Glad I could help!

    Good luck,
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    (Original post by lee1999wright)
    Hi,
    That helps a lot, I'll include it as print screens(that way, the plagiarism checker wont pick up the words and flag me up as they are just images).
    AS - I did a sustainable armchair
    A2 - Portable laptop stand thingy(not 100% sure yet)
    What about you ?
    Also, if I hear anything more, I will let you know !
    Thanks again,
    Lee
    You and my friend are doing the exact same thing haha!
    I'm doing some pack-away workstation and feel like I can't be bothered to write up new info about production methods and materials etc... So I might recycle it.
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    You and my friend are doing the exact same thing haha!
    I'm doing some pack-away workstation and feel like I can't be bothered to write up new info about production methods and materials etc... So I might recycle it.
    Cool I wish them the best of luck
    Sustainability is a growing element in Product Design... so we are encompassing one of the 6 R's in our coursework

    Good Luck !
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    If anyone else has any experience with this even in another subject it would be good to hear.
    Thanks !
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    (Original post by lee1999wright)
    If anyone else has any experience with this even in another subject it would be good to hear.
    Thanks !
    Btw, how did you find the exam? The spinning process ruined me
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    Btw, how did you find the exam? The spinning process ruined me
    Could not agree more ! I messed up spinning so much, got 0 marks for that question as we never went over it lol apart from that it was okay I guess.
    Came out with a B in the exam and a B in the coursework so B overall. What did you get ? Are you planning on going uni, doing product design ?
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    (Original post by lee1999wright)
    Could not agree more ! I messed up spinning so much, got 0 marks for that question as we never went over it lol apart from that it was okay I guess.
    Came out with a B in the exam and a B in the coursework so B overall. What did you get ? Are you planning on going uni, doing product design ?
    Yh, after the exam, one of my teachers made up a stupid lie saying that we covered it in the start of the year, and we didn't! Couldn't believe how the grade boundaries went up though

    I got 80 UMS in the coursework and exam (scraping an A) but I am going to resit to the exam to bring it up to an a solid A or maybe A* hopefully.

    I am doing to do Economics or Accounting and Finance instead
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    Yh, after the exam, one of my teachers made up a stupid lie saying that we covered it in the start of the year, and we didn't! Couldn't believe how the grade boundaries went up though

    I got 80 UMS in the coursework and exam (scraping an A) but I am going to resit to the exam to bring it up to an a solid A or maybe A* hopefully.

    I am doing to do Economics or Accounting and Finance instead
    That is amazing, well done ! All the best with your resit.
    Even though I enjoy Product Design , I'll be doing Geography at Uni.
 
 
 
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