Wikipedia:WikiProject Shakespeare/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Shakespeare. This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to William Shakespeare, including his works and derivitive works. The article ratings are used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{Wikiproject Shakespeare}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Shakespeare articles by quality and Category:Shakespeare articles by importance.

Current ratings[edit]

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Shakespeare WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Where can I find articles to assess? 
Many articles in Category:William Shakespeare need to be assessed and any articles in Category:Unassessed Shakespeare articles and Category:Unknown-importance Shakespeare articles.

If you have any other questions that aren't listed here, feel free to ask them at the talk page.

How to assess articles[edit]

You can assess articles by placing the {{Wikiproject Shakespeare}} banner on its talk page (not the article page!) and using the two parameters, class (to assess the quality) and importance (to assess the priority).

Quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{Wikiproject Shakespeare}} project banner on its talk page:

{{Wikiproject Shakespeare|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Shakespeare articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Shakespeare articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Shakespeare articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Shakespeare articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Shakespeare articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Shakespeare articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Shakespeare articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Shakespeare articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Shakespeare articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Shakespeare articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Shakespeare articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Shakespeare articles)  File 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Shakespeare articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Shakespeare articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Shakespeare articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Shakespeare articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Shakespeare articles)  ??? 

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{Wikiproject Shakespeare}} project banner on its talk page:

{{Wikiproject Shakespeare| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
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The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Examples
Top Main articles about William Shakespeare and his works. Any good encyclopedia should have an excellent article on this subject. Extremely high probability that non-Shakespeare specialists will be looking at this article.. Shakespeare, Hamlet
High Articles that are important in the Shakespearean field but less so to non-specialists. Lord Chamberlain's Men, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Mid Subject is notable or significant within the broad Shakespearean community, but not particularly well known or important outside of it Anne Hathaway, Shakespearean authorship question
Low Subject is of importance only to Shakespearean specialists John Shakespeare, Gertrude and Claudius

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

Requested assessments