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.: 41 votes (13.62%)
They have more concise information than books.: 78 votes (25.91%)
They are more reputable than websites.: 27 votes (8.97%)
They are considered scholarly, not popular.: 49 votes (16.28%)
They are easy to locate.: 16 votes (5.32%)
You can find articles on very recent topics.: 28 votes (9.3%)
You can find articles on almost every topic.: 19 votes (6.31%)
They have references that suggest other articles to read, making research easier.: 43 votes (14.29%)
Total Votes: 301

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

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