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?
The title is related to my topic.: 69 votes (29.11%)
It is not very long.: 9 votes (3.8%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 7 votes (2.95%)
It was written by an expert.: 42 votes (17.72%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 24 votes (10.13%)
It is in my home language.: 4 votes (1.69%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 12 votes (5.06%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 40 votes (16.88%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 30 votes (12.66%)
Total Votes: 237
Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?
(Courtesy of: Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library)