Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 5 Pre-Reading Activities

An introductory guide to help multilingual undergraduate writers at the U develop their research skills.

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll

In your opinion, which is the most important reason that journal articles make good academic resources?

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll
They are shorter than books.: 75 votes (13.46%)
They have more concise information than books.: 137 votes (24.6%)
They are more reputable than websites.: 55 votes (9.87%)
They are considered scholarly, not popular.: 102 votes (18.31%)
They are easy to locate.: 31 votes (5.57%)
You can find articles on very recent topics.: 52 votes (9.34%)
You can find articles on almost every topic.: 37 votes (6.64%)
They have references that suggest other articles to read, making research easier.: 68 votes (12.21%)
Total Votes: 557

Pre-Reading Tutorial: What will this lesson be about?

(Credit: This text is used courtesy of the Information Services team of B.D. Owens Library at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/owens/directory.htm#InfoTeam)

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