Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 6 Pre-Reading Activities

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

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll

Which method do you use most often to decide if a source is reliable and approriate for academic use?

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll
The title is related to my topic.: 87 votes (27.02%)
It is not very long.: 12 votes (3.73%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 13 votes (4.04%)
It was written by an expert.: 59 votes (18.32%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 26 votes (8.07%)
It is in my home language.: 6 votes (1.86%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 14 votes (4.35%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 62 votes (19.25%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 43 votes (13.35%)
Total Votes: 322

Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?

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