Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Boston University/Public Writing Spring 2022 M1 (Spring 2022)

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Course name
Public Writing Spring 2022 M1
Boston University
Marisa Milanese
Wikipedia Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Course dates
2022-01-20 00:00:00 UTC – 2022-05-04 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
Ndogar History of medicine in the United States Jerry Lorenzo
Andrewsbaba Jerry Lorenzo History of medicine in the United States
Ssin13 Malaise era
Linz36 Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 (Beethoven) Aromatherapy
BlockA.BU Cross country running
Rosamaury Shih Tzu Argyroxiphium, Op-ed
Publicwriaz Revere, Massachusetts Aromatherapy
DancingPineapple Yoshitaka Hoshino Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 (Beethoven)
Srd1212 Taj Mahal
Wapool Op-ed Argyroxiphium
Checkmeowt0 Smoothie Rajneesh
Punitama Rajneesh Smoothie
Snailery Argyroxiphium Smoothie, Op-ed, Shih Tzu
Chocolataupain Aromatherapy Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 (Beethoven), Revere, Massachusetts
Syan32 Electronic dance music Malaise era


Week 4

Course meetings
Tuesday, 15 February 2022   |   Thursday, 17 February 2022
Assignment - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment
Feb. 10

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.



Week 5

Course meetings
Tuesday, 22 February 2022   |   Thursday, 24 February 2022
Assignment - Evaluating articles and sources
Feb. 15
Assignment - Review the rules for health topics
Feb. 15
Assignment - Finding and choosing your article
Feb. 15

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 a few sources for each. It's absolutely fine if you use the same three articles from Thursday's in-class activity.
Assignment - Start drafting your contributions
Feb. 17

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9

Assignment - Citations and images
Feb. 17

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 10-11

Week 6

Course meetings
Tuesday, 1 March 2022   |   Thursday, 3 March 2022
Assignment - Begin moving your work to Wikipedia
Feb. 24

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 7

Course meetings
Tuesday, 8 March 2022   |   Thursday, 10 March 2022
Assignment - Polish and publish
March 1

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