Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/SUNY Plattsburgh/Cell Biology Lab A (Fall 2020)

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Course name
Cell Biology Lab A
SUNY Plattsburgh
Scott Amon
Wikipedia Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Course dates
2020-08-24 00:00:00 UTC – 2021-07-01 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

This fourth year cell biology course will focus on basic cellular structure and function. Throughout an organism’s lifetime cells must maintain a balance between growth and autophagy, and cell division and apoptosis. We will study how these states are regulated and maintained. We will look at current research on the main cellular processes and functions with an extra focus on pathways implicated in aging and age related neurodegenerative diseases.

Student Assigned Reviewing
KeeganD1 Cell (biology) Integral membrane protein, Lipid bilayer phase behavior, Profilin
Ehyer11 Tumor suppressor Cell (biology), History of abortion
Putneyn4 Suppressor of cytokine signalling Anesthesia awareness, Uniporter
Yuchef15 Aster (cell biology) Lipid bilayer phase behavior, Anesthesia awareness, Immortalised cell line, Motor protein
MeggoKeggo Autophagy History of abortion, Anesthesia awareness, Cell cycle
PhilanthropicOcelot Profilin, TMPRSS2 Mitosis
AshePlattz001 Immortalised cell line Integral membrane protein, Profilin, Mitosis
AM1379 Phosphoinositide phospholipase C
Beza E Lemma Cell cycle, Endocytosis
Btila001 History of abortion
Xeczeed Anesthesia awareness Autophagy
CamDoran Integral membrane protein
MaireadL002 Uniporter
Cellbiostudent15 Endoplasmic reticulum
AadiBagul Ribosomal DNA, Lipid bilayer phase behavior Cell cycle
At2118 Mitosis Cell (biology), Autophagy, Aster (cell biology)


Week 1

Course meetings
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
In class - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment

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 - Get started on Wikipedia

Create an account and join this course page, using the enrollment link your instructor sent you. (Because of Wikipedia's technical restraints, you may receive a message that you cannot create an account. To resolve this, please try again off campus or the next day.)

Assignment - Wikipedia assignment blog

Begin a blog about your experiences. You can use discussion questions to frame your entries, or reflect on the research and writing process. Create at least one blog entry each week during the Wikipedia assignment.


This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.

Week 2

Course meetings
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia
In class - Discussion

Week 3

Course meetings
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Assignment - Review the rules for health topics
Assignment - Exercise
In class - Discussion
Guide(s) for writing articles in your topic area

Genes and Proteins


Week 4

Course meetings
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Assignment - Add to an article

Week 5

Course meetings
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Assignment - Start drafting your contributions

Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have questions using the Get Help button at the top of this page.

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9


Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.

Week 6

Course meetings
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Assignment - Peer review three articles

Guiding framework

In class - Discussion

Every student has finished reviewing their assigned articles, making sure that every article has been reviewed.

Week 7

Course meetings
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Assignment - Respond to your peer review

You probably have some feedback from other students and possibly other Wikipedians. Consider their suggestions, decide whether it makes your work more accurate and complete, and edit your draft to make those changes.


  • Editing Wikipedia, pages 12 and 14
  • Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have any questions.

Week 8

Course meetings
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Assignment - Begin moving your work to Wikipedia

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 - Exercise

Week 9

Course meetings
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Assignment - Continue improving your article

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.

Week 10

Course meetings
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Assignment - Polish your work

Continue to expand and improve your work, and format your article to match Wikipedia's tone and standards. Remember to contact your Wikipedia Expert at any time if you need further help!

Week 11

Course meetings
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Assignment - Final article

It's the final week to develop your article.

  • 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!
In class - In-class presentation
Assignment - Reflective essay
Assignment - Original analytical paper

Write a paper going beyond your Wikipedia article to advance your own ideas, arguments, and original research about your topic.

Week 12

Course meetings
Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Everyone should have finished all of the work they'll do on Wikipedia, and be ready for grading.