Using some AS work in A2 - Plagiarism/Misconduct ? - PLEASE HELP Watch

geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
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
0
reply
geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#2
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.
0
reply
AnnaRainbows
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#3
Report 3 years ago
#3
Has your work been submitted publicly anywhere before?
0
reply
Ze Witcher
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 years ago
#4
(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?
0
reply
geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#5
(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
0
reply
geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#6
(Original post by AnnaRainbows)
Has your work been submitted publicly anywhere before?
Just to the Exam Board for AS marking
No where else
0
reply
adso222
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#7
Report 3 years ago
#7
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!
0
reply
geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#8
(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
0
reply
adso222
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#9
Report 3 years ago
#9
(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,
Adam
0
reply
Ze Witcher
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#10
Report 3 years ago
#10
(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.
0
reply
geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#11
(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 !
0
reply
geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#12
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#12
If anyone else has any experience with this even in another subject it would be good to hear.
Thanks !
0
reply
Ze Witcher
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#13
Report 3 years ago
#13
(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
1
reply
geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#14
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#14
(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 ?
0
reply
Ze Witcher
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#15
Report 3 years ago
#15
(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
0
reply
geographyuk123
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#16
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#16
(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.
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Bournemouth University
    Midwifery Open Day at Portsmouth Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 16 Oct '19
  • Teesside University
    All faculties open Undergraduate
    Wed, 16 Oct '19
  • University of the Arts London
    London College of Fashion – Cordwainers Footwear and Bags & Accessories Undergraduate
    Wed, 16 Oct '19

How has the start of this academic year been for you?

Loving it - gonna be a great year (136)
17.82%
It's just nice to be back! (204)
26.74%
Not great so far... (274)
35.91%
I want to drop out! (149)
19.53%

Watched Threads

View All