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Writing 90: Wikipedia Editing

Intersections of Creative and Professional Writing

Wikipedia Editing

Welcome!

  • Our primary goal for today is to engage in basic editing on the Wikipedia platform.
  • You will be adding content to your selected article.

PART I: Review (5 min.)

  • Wikipedia pages

PART II: Demo Edits to Wikipedia (20 min.)

Personal Page

  • Edits to our User Pages (Sara + all)
  • Edits to a Sandbox Page (Sara)

Wikipedia Article to Edit

  • Edits to a Talk Page (Sara)
  • Edits to a Live Wikipedia Articles (Sara)

PART III: Edit Wikipedia (1 hour)

  • Make edits to your selected Wikipedia article.
  • Ask questions of librarians.

PART IV: Feedback (10 min.)

  • Thoughts on using the Wikipedia platform? Easy? Challenging?
  • Have any of your edits been changed?
  • What do you still have to do?

Prepared Edits (Sara)

Salmon Arm Wikipedia article

EXISTING LANGUAGE:

Notable academics with ties to Salmon Arm include David Lethbridge and Mike Worobey,[24][25] winner of the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for 2009 from Simon Fraser University.[26]

EDITS:

David Lethbridge is a retired Professor of Psychology and the author of Norman Betune in Spain: Commitment, Crisis and Conspiracy.

Mike Worobey is [24][25] winner of the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for 2009 from Simon Fraser University[26] and is known for research on COVID-19 pandemic beginnings.

 

RESOURCES

https://www.saobserver.net/life/author-puts-psychological-focus-on-canadian-norman-bethune/

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Norman_Bethune_in_Spain/O9yMMAEACAAJ?hl=en

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abm4454

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2021/12/02/coronavirus-originate-wet-market-michael-worobey/8721978002/