Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 1 Pre-Reading Activities
An introductory guide to help multilingual undergraduate writers at the U develop their research skills.
Pre-Reading Opinion Poll
In your opinion, which statement best describes research?
I like to do research! It is a great way to learn and become an expert.: 221 votes (33.84%)
I like to do research OK. It is a good learning exercise but it can be difficult to find/read sources and decide which ones are good: 194 votes (29.71%)
I don't really like to research but I have to so I try to do my best.: 100 votes (15.31%)
I would like research more if I knew how to find sources faster and easier.: 94 votes (14.4%)
I only like to research in my native language; English is too hard.: 27 votes (4.13%)
I do not like to do research at all! I don't understand how it is useful or why I should do it. Can't my teacher just tell me everything I need to know?: 17 votes (2.6%)
Total Votes: 653
Pre-Reading Video: What will this lesson teach you?
(Courtesy of: Earnshaw, J. (2011, October 31). What is research? [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJhpQs82uR8)