[Foundation-l] The Wikipedia-Ready Essay

M. Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 02:48:00 UTC 2011

Professor Machado:

This is an interesting allegation, I would be quite interested to see
some examples of this taking place.


2011/5/31 Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt>:
> Now that my attention has been drawn to that section, I wonder if
> that explains why the academic projects were not welcome and their
> contributions are being vandalized, almost systematically, at the
> Brazilian Wikipedia.
> Sincerely,
> Virgilio A. P. Machado
> At 09:43 31-05-2011, you wrote:
>>On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 10:42, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:
>> > An interesting technique:
>> >
>> > http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2011/30/c8623.html
>> >
>> > Fred
>>Thanks for the link. I actually felt a surge of pride when I read it:
>>"A student writing an essay for their teacher may be tempted to
>>plagiarize or leave facts unchecked. A new study shows that if you ask
>>that same student to write something that will be posted on Wikipedia,
>>he or she suddenly becomes determined to make the work as accurate as
>>possible, and may actually do better research. ...
>>"[Brenna Gray] says despite its faults, [Wikipedia] does promote solid
>>values for its writers, including precise citations, accurate
>>research, editing and revision."
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