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Writing for Wikipedia

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Slideshow designed to accompany a talk to a college class on why and how to edit and contribute articles to Wikipedia.

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Writing for Wikipedia

  1. 1. Michael Rodriguez topshelvr@gmail.com http://youtu.be/Z4VqgUb-JTM
  2. 2. Significance 
  3. 3. How Do You Use Wikipedia? 
  4. 4. Best Uses of Wikipedia   Search terms  Background  Bibliographies  Exams? Hmm…
  5. 5. Accuracy & Objectivity   http://youtu.be/ kFBDn5PiL00  Tagline: “The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.”  Vandalism?  Error rates?  Editor bias?  Britannica
  6. 6. Why We Contribute   Fewer contributors  Gender imbalance  Topical imbalance  Free and open access  Write like a historian  Giving back
  7. 7. Editorial Policies   The Five Pillars of Wikipedia  Notability  Neutrality  Verifiability  No original research
  8. 8. Getting Started  1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Read a few articles Look over policies Create an account Practice editing Get started soon!  Tech knowledge  Wiki markup
  9. 9. Tips 
  10. 10. Digital Field Trip  British Legions
  11. 11. Questions? Comments? 
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