This Plagiarism self-paced digital resource introduces two main referencing styles (APA with an in-text citation and Chicago Humanities with footnote citation) and provides examples of some of their most common and basic features. This digital resource delivers content using interactive visuals and provides self-check quizzes for students to learn at their own pace, at their own preferred time before attending classes.
Instructors may use this e-learning object as a pre-class activity, or resource to sensibilise students to what constitutes improper citation and paraphrasing and the potential consequences. While it can be used as a stand-alone learning tool, in combination with other SMU learning tools on the subject (e.g. the library’s resources), it can also be used as an interactive pedagogical tool that can be integrated as a graded assessment preparation in any regular SMU course requiring the submission of written assignments.