Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Las Positas College/LIBR 1 Puente Working with Sources (Fall 2019)

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Course name
LIBR 1 Puente Working with Sources
Institution
Las Positas College
Instructor
Angela Amaya
Wikipedia Expert
Shalor (Wiki Ed)
Subject
Library Skills (LIBR)
Course dates
2019-08-19 00:00:00 UTC – 2019-12-20 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors
27


Introduction to using sources as supporting documentation in a college-level research project. Teaches the skills needed to successfully find, evaluate, use, cite, and document information using the library and open web sources. Focus on identifying appropriate sources and proper use of sources.

Goal of Wikipedia project:
On a topic of the student's choice, students will learn how to work with sources in ways that will support completing research projects in other courses. Additionally, students will use our access to and knowledge of valuable scholarly information to improve Wikipedia and make a real-world difference for the millions of people worldwide that use and rely on Wikipedia as a reference work.

Student Assigned Reviewing
Mashy.c1600 Chicano
Karinahernandez01 One-child policy
Salcid01 Witchcraft
EstefaniaMartinezA Genetic Cloning
Marielasanchez22 Feminist movements and ideologies
Alevqus Premature Birth
EnrGut123 Electric Guitar, Electric guitar
Rcastillobrrr Psychiatric and mental health nursing
Yazlor Trump administration family separation policy
Karelicalva Stockholm syndrome
Stephaniebarragan112
Aschabel10 Postpartum depression
BrysonQuiambao Video Games
Jennymoises02 Music of Mexico
Jennihzd Opioid epidemic in the United States
C.N.Trujillo Art therapy
Daniel chillout Pavel Tsatsouline
Jonna0024 Philippine folk music
Rvgu Music of Afghanistan, History of music
DanThaMan1 Dream
JDCMoreno Mass shootings in the United States
AkramC Squat (exercise)
Sammiiiii Forensic science
Sopperez Marine conservation
Aschabel101 Postpartum depression
Feeelme415

Timeline

Week 12

Course meetings
Monday, 18 November 2019
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.

Resources:

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 - Choose possible topics

Assignment

Choose a topic

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6

Milestones

This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.

Milestones

Week 13

Course meetings
Monday, 25 November 2019
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia

Assignment

Evaluate an article

In class - Discussion

What's a content gap?

Week 14

Course meetings
Monday, 2 December 2019
Milestones

Sources located through Annotated Bibliography Assignment (M14).

Week 15

Course meetings
Monday, 9 December 2019
Assignment - Add to an article

Exercise

Add a citation

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

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 - Continue improving your article

Exercise

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.

Milestones

Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.

Week 16

Course meetings
Monday, 16 December 2019
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!

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!
Milestones

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