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.: 56 votes (15.09%)
They have more concise information than books.: 92 votes (24.8%)
They are more reputable than websites.: 38 votes (10.24%)
They are considered scholarly, not popular.: 61 votes (16.44%)
They are easy to locate.: 19 votes (5.12%)
You can find articles on very recent topics.: 34 votes (9.16%)
You can find articles on almost every topic.: 23 votes (6.2%)
They have references that suggest other articles to read, making research easier.: 48 votes (12.94%)
Total Votes: 371

Pre-Reading Tutorial: What will this lesson be about?

(Credit: This text is used courtesy of the Information Services team of B.D. Owens Library at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/owens/directory.htm#InfoTeam)

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