One of the criticisms of Wikipedia is that it contains a, “Western ‘white’ bias” for its entries and a “racial bias.” They even have a Wikipedia page about it here! Your job is to help improve articles that are related to our class on social movements. You will improve an article(s) by adding verifiable sources and/or adding important content. YOU will become a Wikipedia editor!
This project will be completed in a couple of Stages.
When thinking about what content to edit, consider themes that are important to you. The search will be more meaningful and more enjoyable.
References: Complete Incomplete
|Citations||Every statement can easily be associated with a supporting reference||Very Few or no sources|
|Sources||Most sources are the best available, are appropriate for the discipline/genre||Article uses unreliable internet sources|
|Completeness||Most references include completely filled-out citation template||References lack important information|
Existing Article: Complete Incomplete
|New Sections||Sections added are comprehensive & do not duplicate other sources||Sections added do not cover topic|
|Re-organization||Article covers the topic in organized, logical fashion||Article organization remains poor|
|Gaps||Key gaps are filled||Minor gaps are filled|
Additions added are relevant to that section of the article
|Content added isn't relevant|
*More information is available on Canvas under “Assignments” tab.
Librarian Becka Cooling made a 10 min. recording of herself editing the Wikipedia article for the Black Panther Party. Watch the video to see how it's done!
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