[Foundation-l] The Wikipedia-Ready Essay

Sarah slimvirgin at gmail.com
Tue May 31 08:43:02 UTC 2011

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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