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New interactive resource on Plagiarism

Students may unknowingly plagiarise if they are not familiar with the correct way of citing and referencing. “Avoiding Plagiarism through the APA Style” is a new interactive elearn course to learn how to avoid this possible pitfall.

Designed as stand-alone topics with a quiz, students will learn more about:  

  • In-text citations; Reference List; Citation Generation Tools
  • SMU's Stand on Plagiarism; How to Avoid Plagiarism
  • Plagiarism Plague; Forms of Plagiarism; How Plagiarism is Detected

If you think your students will benefit from this resource, please contact Rajen, Head Learning Services for enrolment. 

For a preview of the topics, click on the images below:

Topic 1  Introduction

In this topic you will learn more about:

·         Plagiarism Plague
·         Forms of Plagiarism
·         How Plagiarism is Detected
·         SMU's Stand on Plagiarism
·         How to Avoid Plagiarism

Topic 2  Citation Components

In this topic you will learn more about:

·         6 Common Resource Types
·         Introducing the 4Ws
·         Identifying 4Ws in the Resources: Website; Social Media and Email; Report; e-Journal; E-Book and E-Book Chapter; Newspaper Article

Topic 3  In-Text Citations

In this topic, you will learn more about:

·         How to Cite
·         Variations: Nature of Citation
·         Variations: Number of Authors
·         Variations: Organisation as Author
·         Variations: No Author
·         Other Variations of In-Text Citation

Topic 4  Reference List

In this topic you will learn more about:

·         Reference List or Bibliography
·         Format of a Reference List or Bibliography
·         Create your Own Reference List: Step 1-4
·         Variations of References

Topic 5  Citation Generation

In this topic you will learn more about:

·         David Asking for Help from Stephanie
·         Online Tools: Library Search; Google Scholar; Citation Machine
·         David’s Sharing on the Challenges
·         Citation Management Software


Last updated on 12 Jan 2018 .