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Good job with your page! I especially appreciate the amount of links you included. I only have a few suggestions:

  • Your use of commas: they are either unnecessary or needed in several sentences throughout the page.
  • Typos in last section: "raster" to "faster," and "nothward" to "northward"
  • "The Pan-African orogenies that stabilized the East Antarctic Shield took place in two main zones; a broad region between the Shackleton Mountain Range..." Semicolon should be changed to a colon.
  • "At this time, two more high-grade Cambrian mobile belts formed in East Antarctica, the Lutzow Holm Belt and the Prydz Belt." Semicolon should be changed to a colon.

Melissausburn (talk) 00:41, 19 November 2013 (UTC)


Overall, the content of your page is great.

1. Units and numbers should be separated (a space between).

2. In the background section, you mention only Rodinia and Gondwana. However, you add Pangea into the "Interaction with Supercontinents" section.

3. Typo in the Post-Pangea section. "raster" -> "faster."

4. Figure 3 is very difficult to read.

5. In order to get anything from figure 4, I have to click the image and go to its page. Could this be enlarged?

Chasebill (talk) 20:58, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi there, I have 3 suggestions for the page:

1) Add graphics to illustrate the text and/or use in place of text explanations. This could make the article more accessible and less a wall of text. For example, for the supercontinents there are probably images already on wikipedia that could be used.

2) Inline citation of references.

3) Link wikipedia pages for topics and terms discussed in the article. Example: antarctica

Bkilli1 (talk) 22:53, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

1) The beginning of your article should have a short little paragraph which introduces the reader to the topic. Rather than titling your first section 'east antarctic shield', leave the paragraph without a section header, as the title is enough.
2)It is important to link certain phrases and words to other articles, especially since most readers will only have a basic understanding.
3) I think the page could use some more photos. Most readers wont know what any of these other supercontinents are, and the very small picture on the page doesn't do much in terms of helping people visualize the history.Zandra619 (talk) 02:33, 14 October 2013 (UTC)


Hello there! Nice page overall, good content, here are some suggestions to consider: 1. Throughout the article it might help the reader to link specific terms to their respective pages. For example, some readers might not be familiar with the supercontinent, Gondwana, and might want to be an overachiever and look it up...or just curious. How to do that is to simply encase the word in double brackets Gondwana. If a wiki page exists on it, it will show up on your page in blue highlighting and give the reader an opportunity to link straight to that page! 2. Instead of using a generic heading like “Background” try and come up with a more descriptive title? There is a lot of great information here and it might be a little more professional to give it a more descriptive name. 3. Perhaps consider adding visuals to depict the East Antarctic Shield’s interaction with the different supercontinents throughout time. Or provide a visual chronological progression of plate movements. 4. You don’t seem to have any internal citation throughout your text. Just be careful with this one because this could be unintentional plagiarism. Morabiac (talk) 03:43, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Hey Tyler

Nice work. I have three suggestions that may be useful

• E-W cross section from East Antarctica all the way to west Antarctica and passing through transantarctic mountains to dhow the relation between Antarctica ice sheet and topography.

• Split long paragraphs into two or three short paragraphs.

• I am confused about the blue lines in figure 1, are they representing ice sheet thickness or topography.

Merge proposal[edit]

I hereby propose that the stub East Antarctic Craton be merged into this article. --Fama Clamosa (talk) 07:37, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

That is a good idea. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:53, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Fama Clamosa (talk) 16:09, 26 September 2016 (UTC)