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.: 71 votes (28.51%)
It is not very long.: 9 votes (3.61%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 10 votes (4.02%)
It was written by an expert.: 44 votes (17.67%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 25 votes (10.04%)
It is in my home language.: 4 votes (1.61%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 12 votes (4.82%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 42 votes (16.87%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 32 votes (12.85%)
Total Votes: 249

Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?

(Courtesy of: Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library)

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