This document confirms that the use of LLT's academic writing services does not constitute plagiarism if the procedures set out below are followed and read in conjunction with your university’s plagiarism policy.
Clients purchasing a law model answer, law essay or law dissertation from London Law Tutor must use the information below to help them to produce their own work. Clients must not hand in the custom model answer that they purchase from London Law Tutor as if it were their own work. London Law Tutor retains, and therefore does not supply, the copyright for any work that it undertakes for its clients.
The academic writing service has grown in light of the knowledge that the majority of students are unfamiliar with what is required from a university level essay. Those taught within an English speaking jurisdiction during their younger years may have come across essays but in a wholly different format. Those taught in other jurisdictions are often unfamiliar with academic writing altogether and have been assessed exclusively through unseen examinations. Whilst some universities provide useful guidance on essay writing, many simply expect students to find their own way.
This is where London Law Tutor’s academic writing services come into play to bridge the communication gap just like our law tutoring services. The service takes complex, indigestible and often archaic work and helps create an encyclopaedia of knowledge in a format that caters to your learning preferences. The academic writing service is all about learning by example. The model answers we provide you should not be viewed as an end in itself but instead a tool that aides your understanding and complements your own research to form the final part of that academic puzzle.
How to use and benefit from our model answers?
Our model answers should be treated in the same way you would treat any other research tool. The simple answer is that you would not photocopy a section of a book or type out an extract from a journal article and hand it in as your own; you should take the same approach with one of our model answers. You should approach a model answer as a tool to contextualise and breakdown the ideas required as part of your assignment or coursework; you may agree with some of these ideas and form a completely different view in relation to others – here is where your critical thinking comes into play.
The first step you should take is to read through the model answer and make a note of the arguments that have been conveyed. If you disagree with an argument you may wish to conduct further research to back up your point of view. Having read the body of the text, it is highly recommended that you consult the academic articles, cases and legislation used in the answer. Consulting the used materials is the best way of understanding the message your research has tried to convey.
Having done this, you should create a list of arguments with the evidence you have found in favour, having of course looked at the sources mentioned in the model answer and combine this with your own research.
It is of vital importance to your academic and professional reputation that the work you submit to your academic institution is completely your own. The reprisals to your professional career and the potential of having your degree award withdrawn are not worth the risk you ride by plagiarising the work of others.
What is plagiarism?
Whilst every university and educational institution will have a guide to plagiarism, and you should consult your own guide for complete guidance, below is an outline of the basic elements of plagiarism that are likely to be collectively approved by most UK universities.
Before such guidelines are put to you, you should be reminded that universities have and invest in expensive and state of the art software which is capable of picking plagiarism should you consider lifting and copying chunks of materials from published texts. Furthermore, it is not unknown for universities to inquire in relation suspect pieces of work where their instincts or statistics suggests that the work has not been produced by the student; tutors may recognise discrepancies in style or quality and this could potentially lead to the authenticity of your work being questioned as part of a formal viva. The best way to avoid the risk of accusations of plagiarism is to ensure that the work is your own and have a sound understanding of the arguments you submit – this is where the model answer can come in as an aid to your research.
Plagiarism can include but is not necessarily limited to the following examples:
Does handing in our model answers amount to plagiarism?
Whilst the models answers you order from LLT are tailored to suite your question and are not plagiarised in themselves, in accordance with the above guidelines on plagiarism and the rules common to most universities, handing in a model answer would amount to plagiarism as you are handing in the work of another as that of your own.
This fair use policy should be used as a guide in trying to ensure your work is not challenged for its authenticity and genuinely works to further your legal knowledge and skills.
If you are unsure as to whether your approach to a model answer or another service we provide will lead to a challenge on the grounds of authenticity you should contact one of our consultants who will discuss the matter with you in detail.