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.: 72 votes (14.15%)
They have more concise information than books.: 123 votes (24.17%)
They are more reputable than websites.: 50 votes (9.82%)
They are considered scholarly, not popular.: 93 votes (18.27%)
They are easy to locate.: 27 votes (5.3%)
You can find articles on very recent topics.: 45 votes (8.84%)
You can find articles on almost every topic.: 34 votes (6.68%)
They have references that suggest other articles to read, making research easier.: 65 votes (12.77%)
Total Votes: 509

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