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.: 80 votes (27.03%)
It is not very long.: 11 votes (3.72%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 11 votes (3.72%)
It was written by an expert.: 55 votes (18.58%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 25 votes (8.45%)
It is in my home language.: 5 votes (1.69%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 13 votes (4.39%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 57 votes (19.26%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 39 votes (13.18%)
Total Votes: 296

Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?

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