Editing Wikipedia

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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

    1. 1. Editing Wikipedia COM495 Kathy E. Gill
    2. 2. Page or Section?
    3. 3. Editing A Section “Citation Needed”
    4. 4. Adding Reference
    5. 5. Adding Reference
    6. 6. Adding Reference
    7. 7. Adding Reference
    8. 8. Adding Reference
    9. 9. Preview
    10. 10. When Ready, Document and Save
    11. 11. Now Check References
    12. 12. Edited Page, Live
    13. 13. Lab Steps 1.Log in to Wikipedia and to Wordpress.com 2.Open Paint (Windows image editor in accessories) 3.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!) 4.In a different window or tab, access your edit notes (your blog post) 5.Select “edit section” (if that’s an option)
    14. 14. Lab Steps 6.Make the changes (copy and paste your text) 7.Use the citation tool to make your reference 8.Preview; note changes and save 9. Take a screen capture of your edit and new reference list 10. Edit your blog post; add the images to the bottom of the post
    15. 15. • Kathy E. Gill • http://wiredpen.com and http://faculty.washington.edu • @kegill • Some Rights Reserved:

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