Talk:The American Senator

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The article appears to be okay. Sometimes your voice suggests that you are identifying themes and ideas on your own. Perhaps, try to make sure that the article doesn't have too much Original Research. I would suggest going through a GA review, that could increase travel to the page of people who specifically work on helping others improve articles (that is not my forte, though I am doing it more and more). They will also look at the sources, etc., more carefully. In addition, I would try to find a cover or illustration for the first edition, that is in the public domain by now. You appear to cover sources pretty comprehensively. Other illustrations would be great, the author, a page of the paper it was published in, etc. etc. Visuals make an article more approachable for FA review. Sadads (talk) 19:21, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your advice on the article. I'll try to read it again after a week or two has elapsed during which I haven't looked at it; that might allow me to look at it with a better eye for passages that seem to be WP:OR. I assume that this doesn't apply to the plot summary. I can't do much about images right now, as I'm writing from a small town in Nebraska; would it be advisable to put an image-requested tag on the talk page?
--Ammodramus (talk) 22:01, 14 February 2010 (UTC)


Yes, an image request is great, just make sure that you are very specific. And yes, the plot and factual information about the characters etc that any reader could learn from reading the book needn't be cited/sourced. However, any analysis needs to be found in another source first. If multiple sources have similar analysis, synthesis of the general trend is also acceptable. Sadads (talk) 04:07, 15 February 2010 (UTC)