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.: 81 votes (26.73%)
It is not very long.: 11 votes (3.63%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 12 votes (3.96%)
It was written by an expert.: 56 votes (18.48%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 26 votes (8.58%)
It is in my home language.: 5 votes (1.65%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 13 votes (4.29%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 60 votes (19.8%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 39 votes (12.87%)
Total Votes: 303

Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?

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