Can I use work I did last year in one of my courses this year?
Yes and no. You can use your work from previous years provided you clearly indicate what section(s) of your assignment, paper or report was completed for an earlier course. Many students (and even academic professionals) use old research as a "jumping-off" point for further inquiry. You must, however, have enough "new material" so that your current assignment, paper or report can be counted for academic credit. Simply handing in an old assignment for evaluation in another course is not acceptable. If you are going to reference previous academic work for an assignment in another course, always check with your instructor beforehand.Return to tutorial