Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Boston University/Public Writing Fall 2021 F1 (Fall 2021)

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Course name
Public Writing Fall 2021 F1
Boston University
Marisa Milanese
Wikipedia Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Course dates
2021-09-04 00:00:00 UTC – 2021-12-10 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

In this class, you will learn about the growing call for scholars to communicate their research to the public and, through course readings and regular short writing exercises, study and practice the genres that academic researchers and other serious thinkers use to shape public discourse. You will also have the opportunity to explore the immediate relevance of an academic research project you are passionate about and “translate” it to reach a public audience. You will read and write in several public genres, including contributing to a Wikipedia article.

Student Assigned Reviewing
Doufsh Political Science Assassins (musical), Inauguration of Donald Trump
Cornelius mastermind Racism in the Dominican Republic May 1998 riots of Indonesia, Call of Duty
JerryLawlersCrown Continental Wrestling Association Daisies (film), Sex robot
Thanat0s.jpg Cooking banana
Ellenochoa Dead zone (ecology) Sex robot
SillySaltyFish Assassins (musical) Political Science, Thalassophobia
Ikey1349 Call of Duty
Asdfgh2024 Tencent
KalosianParadox Political campaign Latin Music, Black Day (South Korea)
Bjmalex Latin Music Political campaign, Daisies (film)
Ambrosiowolf Sex robot Dead zone (ecology), Continental Wrestling Association, Gentrification in the United States, Philippine folk music
Timotheechalametstan Black Day (South Korea)
Harrietsmith33 Thalassophobia Philippine folk music, Assassins (musical)
Elio Midna Inauguration of Donald Trump
Sarahadr May 1998 riots of Indonesia Racism in the Dominican Republic, Artistic Gymnastics
Janamikaelaa Philippine folk music Thalassophobia
Levihoffman Daisies (film) Continental Wrestling Association, Latin Music
Anonymousleopard Gentrification in the United States
Pipermclesbian Tap dance
Jilltaylor2 Artistic Gymnastics May 1998 riots of Indonesia


Week 4

Course meetings
Wednesday, 22 September 2021   |   Friday, 24 September 2021
Assignment - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment
Sept. 22

Welcome to your Wikipedia assignment's course timeline. This page guides you through the steps you'll need to complete for your Wikipedia assignment, with links to training modules and your classmates' work spaces.

Your course has been assigned a Wikipedia Expert. You can reach them through the Get Help button at the top of this page.



Assignment - Evaluating articles and sources
Sept. 24
Assignment - Review the rules for health topics
Sept. 24
Assignment - Finding and choosing your article
Sept. 24

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6

**The "Choose your article" exercise will provide a link to your Article Selection page (you have to be logged in to Wikipedia to access it). Here, you will list three potential articles to work on along with the a few sources for each. It's absolutely fine if you use the same three articles from Wednesday's activity.

Week 5

Course meetings
Monday, 27 September 2021   |   Wednesday, 29 September 2021   |   Friday, 1 October 2021
Assignment - Start drafting your contributions
Sept. 27

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9

Assignment - Citations and Images
Sept. 29

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 10-11

Assignment - Begin moving your work to Wikipedia
Oct. 1

Now that you've improved your draft based on others' feedback, it's time to move your work live - to the "mainspace."

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 13

Week 6

Course meetings
Monday, 4 October 2021   |   Wednesday, 6 October 2021   |   Friday, 8 October 2021
Assignment - Polish and publish
Oct. 4
  • Read Editing Wikipedia page 15 to review a final check-list before completing your assignment.
  • Don't forget that you can ask for help from your Wikipedia Expert at any time!