Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 5 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 is the most important reason that journal articles make good academic resources?

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll
They are shorter than books.: 68 votes (14.66%)
They have more concise information than books.: 113 votes (24.35%)
They are more reputable than websites.: 47 votes (10.13%)
They are considered scholarly, not popular.: 83 votes (17.89%)
They are easy to locate.: 24 votes (5.17%)
You can find articles on very recent topics.: 40 votes (8.62%)
You can find articles on almost every topic.: 27 votes (5.82%)
They have references that suggest other articles to read, making research easier.: 62 votes (13.36%)
Total Votes: 464

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