Tag: Teaching Writing

Wikipedia and Student Writing

If you’ve read anything on this blog before, chances are you know that I’m pretty interested in Wikipedia. I’ve built Wikipedia-related assignments into a couple previous literature courses, and right now am teaching a first-year writing class for which our theme is “Wikipedia.” I’ve just returned my students’ second assignment, wherein they added to a

Writing about Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the Internet (check its ranking here or here). It’s used in classrooms and to settle barroom disputes, but has also drawn accusations of sexism and anti-elitism. So what is it, other than a place to find facts? Where did it come from? Who should care? This