Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 9 Pre-Reading Activity

An introductory guide to help multilingual undergraduate writers at the U develop their research skills.

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll

What do you think is the most difficult thing about creating citations?

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll
Using correct formatting.: 33 votes (24.26%)
Using correct punctuation.: 7 votes (5.15%)
Knowing which information to include (e.g. names, titles, year, editions, etc.): 25 votes (18.38%)
Knowing in which order to put the information.: 21 votes (15.44%)
In-text citations.: 15 votes (11.03%)
Knowing how to to do APA style.: 14 votes (10.29%)
Finding information to help me cite correctly.: 21 votes (15.44%)
Total Votes: 136

Pre-Reading Video: Background Information

(Source: OWLPurdue. (2012, September 10). Purdue OWL: APA formatting: Reference list basics [Video file]. Retrieved from

watch?v=HpAOi8-WUY4&list=UUgVqKEU_v6WXOSlgP440MPA&index=4 )

Next: How to be a Citation Genius

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