Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Boston University/Public Writing Fall 2022 F1 (Fall 2022)

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Course name
Public Writing Fall 2022 F1
Boston University
Marisa Milanese
Wikipedia Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Course dates
2022-09-07 00:00:00 UTC – 2022-12-12 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
FCsJazzmint Tokenomics Longan, Digital art, Three-body Problem, Crowd counting, Citizen science, Theatre for development
Yodieonwiki Chicano art movement Three-body Problem, Theatre for development, Digital art
Iwillingly Longan
CityzenBuddy Oriental Pearl Tower Theatre for development, Tourism in Turkey, Chicano art movement
Goingtosafar Mansaf, Wadi Rum Longan, Theatre for development
Dontbotherme123 Three-body Problem Chicano art movement, Longan, Tokenomics, Topological insulator, Theatre for development, Mansaf
Sobervicodin Crowd counting Tokenomics, Topological insulator, Longan
Eilsiz ka Digital art Citizen science, Dermatoscopy, Chicano art movement
Thelegolady Theatre for development Oriental Pearl Tower, Topological insulator, Mansaf, Three-body Problem
ProbablyOrthogonal Topological insulator Dermatoscopy, Theatre for development, Three-body Problem, Crowd counting
Researcher112233 Citizen science Digital art, Dermatoscopy, Tourism in Turkey, Tokenomics, Theatre for development
Toggle78 Dermatoscopy Topological insulator, Oriental Pearl Tower
Everythingbutthebagel Water pollution in India
Bastomer Tourism in Turkey Oriental Pearl Tower


Week 4

Course meetings
Monday, 26 September 2022   |   Wednesday, 28 September 2022   |   Friday, 30 September 2022
Assignment - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment
due Sept. 26

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. 28
Assignment - Review the rules for health topics
Sept. 28
Assignment - Finding your article
due Sept. 28

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6

In class - Find your article
finalized in class on Sept. 30

This exercise, which we will finalize in class, 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. 

Week 5

Course meetings
Monday, 3 October 2022   |   Wednesday, 5 October 2022   |   Friday, 7 October 2022
Assignment - Start drafting your contributions
Oct. 3

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9

Assignment - Citations and images
Oct. 5

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 10-11

Week 6

Assignment - Move your work to Wikipedia
Oct. 11

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

Assignment - Polish and publish
Oct. 11

Now's the time to revisit your text and refine your work. You may do more research and find missing information; rewrite the lead section to represent all major points; reorganize the text to communicate the information better; or add images and other media.

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 15