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I've used Wikipedia for many years, and I'm just learning to edit. Input is certainly appreciated.

My interests include physics (completing undergrad this summer), chess (1700 USCF), and policy debate (debated four years). If you're working on a Wikipedia project related to any of these and would like the help of a total newbie, drop me a line. I'm a great researcher, and I have access to a number of databases (including LexisNexis and Infotrac) through my school. If you ever need access to a news or journal article, I'm more than willing to help out.

To Do[edit]

Eventually I'll break these out into "daily," "weekly," etc. If you know of any projects that need more grunt work and general knowledge than wikipedia experience and poetic writing skills, leave a note.

  • List of backlogs to deal with
Category:Wikipedia backlog (all backlogs)

Notes to self[edit]

The Signpost
1 July 2015

I can't read in a straight line - I learn by doing and keep the user manual at arm's reach.





Wikipedia:Policies and Guidelines

Help:Contents/Policies and guidelines
Category:Wikipedia policies and guidelines




Wikipedia:Guide to layout

Wikipedia:Manual of Style


Wikipedia:Glossary - Acronyms and Wikipedian-speak




Wikipedia:No original research

Wikipedia:Reliable sources



Wikipedia:Embedded citations

Wikipedia:Citation templates

Wikipedia:Harvard referencing

Wikipedia:External links

Wikipedia:Forum for Encyclopedic Standards

Category:Wikipedia resources for researchers

Tip of the day[edit]

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