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.: 50 votes (15.29%)
They have more concise information than books.: 83 votes (25.38%)
They are more reputable than websites.: 30 votes (9.17%)
They are considered scholarly, not popular.: 53 votes (16.21%)
They are easy to locate.: 17 votes (5.2%)
You can find articles on very recent topics.: 30 votes (9.17%)
You can find articles on almost every topic.: 20 votes (6.12%)
They have references that suggest other articles to read, making research easier.: 44 votes (13.46%)
Total Votes: 327

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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