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.: 97 votes (26.15%)
It is not very long.: 17 votes (4.58%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 14 votes (3.77%)
It was written by an expert.: 67 votes (18.06%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 27 votes (7.28%)
It is in my home language.: 6 votes (1.62%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 21 votes (5.66%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 70 votes (18.87%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 52 votes (14.02%)
Total Votes: 371

Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?

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