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Step-by-step for making an edit in a Wikipedia article, class assignment

Step-by-step for making an edit in a Wikipedia article, class assignment

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  • Click “edit” to reveal the edit screen. Notice that the text is not formatted. Instead, there is code that represents formatting.
  • There is a format for references. We’re using a web reference for this book because I accessed it via Amazon.
  • There is a format for references. We’re using a web reference for this book because I accessed it via Amazon.
  • There is a format for references. We’re using a web reference for this book because I accessed it via Amazon.
  • There is a format for references. We’re using a web reference for this book because I accessed it via Amazon.
  • There is a format for references. We’re using a web reference for this book because I accessed it via Amazon.
  • Preview shows the downside of editing only a section – you don’t see if your reference is correctly formatted.
  • Explain your edit on the description line. Our edits should not be minor!

Editing Wikipedia Editing Wikipedia Presentation Transcript

  • Editing Wikipedia
    • COM495 Kathy E. Gill
  • Page or Section?
  • Editing A Section “Citation Needed”
  • Adding Reference
  • Adding Reference
  • Adding Reference
  • Adding Reference
  • Adding Reference
  • Preview
  • When Ready, Document and Save
  • Now Check References
  • Edited Page, Live
  • Lab Steps
    • Log in to Wikipedia and to Wordpress.com
    • Open Paint (Windows image editor in accessories)
    • Take a screen capture of the article that shows what you want to edit (alt+print screen) and the reference list. Paste into Paint. Save as jpg (where you can find it later!)
    • In a different window or tab, access your edit notes (your blog post)
    • Select “edit section” (if that’s an option)
  • Lab Steps
    • Make the changes (copy and paste your text)
    • Use the citation tool to make your reference
    • Preview; note changes and save
    • Take a screen capture of your edit and new reference list
    • Edit your blog post; add the images to the bottom of the post
    • Kathy E. Gill
    • http://wiredpen.com and http://faculty.washington.edu
    • @kegill
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