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.: 59 votes (15.01%)
They have more concise information than books.: 97 votes (24.68%)
They are more reputable than websites.: 40 votes (10.18%)
They are considered scholarly, not popular.: 67 votes (17.05%)
They are easy to locate.: 22 votes (5.6%)
You can find articles on very recent topics.: 34 votes (8.65%)
You can find articles on almost every topic.: 23 votes (5.85%)
They have references that suggest other articles to read, making research easier.: 51 votes (12.98%)
Total Votes: 393

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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