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 (13.35%)
They have more concise information than books.: 138 votes (24.56%)
They are more reputable than websites.: 56 votes (9.96%)
They are considered scholarly, not popular.: 104 votes (18.51%)
They are easy to locate.: 31 votes (5.52%)
You can find articles on very recent topics.: 53 votes (9.43%)
You can find articles on almost every topic.: 37 votes (6.58%)
They have references that suggest other articles to read, making research easier.: 68 votes (12.1%)
Total Votes: 562

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