User:Ssimsjones/NMAC 5108 Journal

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Adding and editing on Wikipedia seems very different for me. I'm sure it will be a great learning experience. I'm excited about this course and the material that is yet to come.

March 10, 2019: Chapter 1 Exercise 1.1[edit]

Chapter 1 is full of great information about how writing has evolved over time. It gives helpful insight about the history of writing in different cultures and at different times.

Exercise 1.1 - P. 6

I decided to try this exercise because I like how lengthy the sentences are and how much I was able to condense them.


People should not succumb to a fear of anything except being fearful in the first place, and we should stick together on this so we can't be defeated.

We should stick together so we don't fear anything in the first place.

The male gender is so different from the female gender that it is almost as if the two genders are from completely different planets.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Goodreads. Retrieved March 10, 2019.

There were two different footpaths in the forest, one that had been cleared by foot traffic and another that obviously fewer people had used. I decided to take the one that fewer people had used, and it really made a big difference.

I decided to take the road less traveled and that has made all the difference.

Ssimsjones (talk) 01:42, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

@Ssimsjones: Hi, I'm Dana, nice to meet you. I would like to add a quote to your page by Henry Ford. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”[1]

File:Https://media.giphy.com/media/l3q2CRMVLfIp6y98Y/giphy.gif You Inspire Me

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/203714.Henry_Ford (Dmcgonagill (talk) 20:54, 11 March 2019 (UTC))
@Dmcgonagill:: Hi Dana, nice to meet you as well. Thank You for the lovely quote. Ssimsjones (talk) 09:58, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

March 12, 2019: Chapter 1 Exercise 1.2[edit]

Exercise 1.1 - P. 7

The book is correct. This was a fun exercise and took me a short time to come up with it.

Studied hard: Stayed patient, Graduated School.Ssimsjones (talk) 10:18, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
@Ssimsjones: I like it! [[1]]Shade.png(Dmcgonagill (talk) 23:27, 16 March 2019 (UTC))

March 13, 2019 Wikipedia Webinar[edit]

I tried logging onto the webinar today but realized I had no email for the link or the attachments. I checked my emails a few times and the only one I received was one from Eventbrite informing me about my reservation number from my registration. I also checked my spam folder to make sure I didn't miss the additional email that was referenced on the webinar's registration page. I'm a little disappointed because I missed this webinar and really thought it would be very helpful. I did send an email to the event organizer but have not heard anything back.Ssimsjones (talk) 01:36, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello, I am Sandy, a new classmate. What webinar were you trying to access? I was unaware there was a webinar we could access as I need all the help in this class I can get. Often I feel like a chicken running around with my head cut off! I plan to persevere because I like a challenge. The exercises in the book are a great help in learning to write in a digital world and here's to wishing you all the best. ~~~~Dillbug
@Nowiki:: Hi Sandy, Welcome aboard. The webinar was on March 13 and I had to register for it but never received the online link or attachments for it so I didn't get to participate. I too am struggling with this. As I work through these page links, I will be sure to send you tips that I find. The good thing is I read your post without a problem so you have the communication using special characters piece down really well. Kudos. :-) I am a little confused but really trying to understand all of this. I think it's safe to say, I'm feeling intimidated by Wikipedia right now.Ssimsjones (talk) 03:24, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

March 16, 2019 Really working hard to understand all that is needed in this course[edit]

I am not sure about anyone else but I am starting to think that I am having a hard time in figuring out the discussions in this course. I click each link listed on each week to make sure I am completing the accurate information and read the chapters. However, I am trying to work on the discussion post and the evaluation information for this week.I will keep at it until I get this. Challenge Accepted. Ssimsjones (talk) 03:23, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

March 16, 2019 Norris Church Mailer Entry Evaluation Review[edit]

Norman Church Mailer seems to have led a very interesting life. However, there seems to be many missing parts of her life journey based on the limited information in the requested evaluation entry. [1] The titles and content seem to be a little out of order to me. I would think her personal life before being married to Norman Mailer would be listed first and then remaining parts of her life would fall into sequential order. Her personal life talks about the jobs she worked and her first husband which seem to include at least half of her life span. I would then think her life with Norman Mailer would be listed based on the date and life experiences entered. The first novel and memoir should then be listed since it includes her writing successes based on life with Norman Mailer. It would also be a good idea to add some important points from her first novel that made it noticeable instead of stating how many pages were written. The Health Issues, References, and Bibliography seem to be in proper order. I also wonder about some of the sources used to create this entry. From my training material on Wikipedia, I believe I remember seeing something to the effect of not using magazine articles as a source. New York Times Magazine seem to be one used. I am very new to Wikipedia so I hope this is somewhat close to what I should be doing for this entry.Ssimsjones (talk) 04:16, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

@Ssimsjones: Sherita, I think you hit the nail on the head entirely. I agree with you that the order of information seems odd, although I forgot about the Wikipedia training material and thought the sources were fine--I definitely appreciated your reminder about that! JVbird (talk) 14:52, 17 March 2019 (UTC) talk
  1. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norris_Church_Mailer