New interactive resource on Plagiarism

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

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: Website; Social Media and Email; Report; E-Journal; Book and Book Chapter; Newspaper Article
  • Introducing the 4Ws: Who; What; Where; When
  • Identifying 4Ws in the Resources

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 Citations

Topic 4  Reference List

In this topic you will learn more about:

  • Reference List
  • Format of a Reference List
  • Create Your Own Reference List: Steps 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; ZoteroBib
  • David’s Sharing on the Challenges
  • Citation Management Software

To find out more, please contact Rajen, Head Learning Services,