It is important that students are aware of how to use generative AI tools such as ChatGPT during their studies in an appropriate and transparent way. Cite them right has some background information on AI tools and academic work.
AI tools can help you:
Help improve your grammar and the structure of your writing
Generate ideas and images
Answer questions using freely available information on the internet
If you are using an AI tool as part of your academic work, please check that you have used this guidance on how to acknowledge and reference use of these tools.
It is important that you acknowledge that you have used generative AI tools in your work. You also must make clear how you have used these tools. Failure to do this may result in academic misconduct.
Please check with your module convenor where in your work you should include this information.
You should include (a) a statement of acknowledgement in your work and (b) a description of how the AI tool was used and the information generated:
Using AI tools to generate content
Please include the statement that reflects your use of AI tools:
Using AI tools to refine your writing or improve grammar
Please edit and include this statement to reflect your use of AI tools:
Many referencing styles have not yet released guidelines on how to reference ChatGPT or similar generative AI.
As the content recalled from ChatGPT and similar tools cannot be replicated by another person and cannot be linked to, we recommend that you reference the outputs from generative AI, such as ChatGPT in the same way that you would a personal communication or correspondence. Please also take note of the advice given in point D above regarding the need to check, adapt and critically analyse any content generated by AI tools.
If your department is using a referencing style that is not included in Cite them right, you should visit the guidance for your style and ask your module convenor for further advice.
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