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Course name
MUST250-Collectors and Collecting
Hartwick College
Quentin Lewis
Wikipedia Expert
Shalor (Wiki Ed)
Museum Studies
Course dates
2018-08-27 00:00:00 UTC – 2018-12-07 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

Everyone collects something - either consciously or unconsciously. This course examines collecting and collectors from anthropological, historical, archaeological, and literary perspectives, focusing on the idea of collecting as a form of control; a way for a person to organize and make sense of their world. Students will gain an understanding of collecting as a social practice, the growth of museums as public collections, the role of collecting in historical developments such as colonialism and consumer culture, and the role of individual collectors, including Willard Yager, founder of Hartwick’s museum, in shaping public awareness of art, history and culture.

In this assignment, students will edit a wikipedia page about a collector, collection, or museum.

Student Assigned Reviewing
KalebF11 Taylor Twellman
Hawks2303 Amelie Beese
Jmg 1234


Week 5

Course meetings
Thursday, 27 September 2018
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.)


This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.

Week 6

Course meetings
Tuesday, 2 October 2018   |   Thursday, 4 October 2018
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia


Evaluate an article

Week 7

Course meetings
Tuesday, 9 October 2018   |   Thursday, 11 October 2018
In class - Discussion

What's a content gap?

Guide(s) for writing articles in your topic area



Cultural Anthropology


Week 8

Course meetings
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Assignment - Add to an article


Add a citation

Assignment - Start drafting your article

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9


Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.

Week 9

Course meetings
Tuesday, 23 October 2018   |   Thursday, 25 October 2018
Assignment - Peer review two articles

Guiding framework

In class - Discussion

Thinking about Wikipedia


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

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 10

Course meetings
Tuesday, 30 October 2018   |   Thursday, 1 November 2018
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

Week 11

Course meetings
Tuesday, 6 November 2018   |   Thursday, 8 November 2018
Assignment - Continue improving your article


Add links to 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.

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 12

Course meetings
Tuesday, 13 November 2018   |   Thursday, 15 November 2018
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!
Assignment - Reflective essay

Guiding questions


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