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.: 76 votes (27.54%)
It is not very long.: 11 votes (3.99%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 10 votes (3.62%)
It was written by an expert.: 52 votes (18.84%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 25 votes (9.06%)
It is in my home language.: 4 votes (1.45%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 13 votes (4.71%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 49 votes (17.75%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 36 votes (13.04%)
Total Votes: 276

Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?

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