User talk:Neuropsychprof

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Dr. Lu, How do I go about citing references a few times in the article? For example, I want to cite 1 and 2 a few times in my paragraph but instead of 1 and 2 appearing again it is now 3 and 4 instead of 1 and 2 again. And all my other references are counting up instead of correlating to the actual reference I need.thanks R.EEGbrittry (talk) 21:16, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Lisa -- I got your message; thanks for the invitation to be online ambassador for your class (and welcome to Wikipedia). I'm very busy this autumn, and am concerned that I may not be able to give your class as much attention as I'd like to -- I've already committed to one other class for this semester. However, if you don't mind me occasionally taking a couple of days to reply to a query, I'd be happy to help. If that's OK with you, let me know, and I'll start keeping an eye on your course page. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 23:56, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

If you do find another OA then let me know, but I'll do what I can -- I am interested in the topic (though not particularly knowledgeable about it) and would enjoy working with your students. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 01:34, 15 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi Lisa! I'd love to be an online ambassador for your class. If it helps, I'm actually a biophysics student at Loyola in Chicago, so I'm in the same time zone and all that. :) I'm excited to get started, and I'm sure you guys do great. Feel free to ask me via email (Special:Emailuser/Keilana) or talk page message any questions before class starts, and we can set up some live help via IRC or whatnot. Welcome! One more thing - if you or your students have questions and the ambassadors assigned to you aren't available, you can always ask at the Teahouse, it's a super friendly environment for new editors to ask questions and get great answers. I and many other experienced Wikipedians volunteer there, and I think it really helps newbies. Keilana|Parlez ici 05:29, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I just took a look at your articles and I think you made good selections to start. One comment - if you're planning to require everyone to submit their articles to Did You Know, students may have a hard time expanding certain articles fivefold in five days, as they're already fairly long. One thing you could do is to take a look at the Neurology task force or Neuroscience Wikiproject. The Neuroscience project has a list of stub-class articles; I'm not sure how many fall under your scope but those will usually be the easiest candidates for expansion. Also, as for that page, I didn't find an article there. Did you give me the right link? For future reference, if there's something you created in error, you can click edit, go to the top of the article, and type {{db-author}}. That tells administrators like me that someone wants a page deleted, and an administrator will get around to deleting it in a few hours. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions about any of this - I'd be delighted to help. Best, Keilana|Parlez ici 16:12, 15 August 2012 (UTC)


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Going the other way[edit]

Hi Neuropsych! I'm a longtime WP editor (since 2006), a wiki-friend of Keilana's, and, among other things, an adjunct professor at a local 2-year college. I am thinking about going the opposite direction from you -- having my class (mostly freshmen, probably about half non-trad students, a real mix of skill levels) edit WP articles as part of their assignments, except I've edited WP a TON but never tried it with a class! Perhaps we can help each other out! I'm curious about the academic end: What are you going to be asking your students to do -- create new articles or improve existing ones? Given that they will be subject to the whims, vagaries and "dramahz" of WP editing, how will you evaluate their work for a grade? How much of this will be time in-class as opposed to out of class work? Montanabw(talk) 22:53, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm also here[edit]

I've noticed that you're looking for experienced editors, and that your a neuropsychology professor. I'd be willing to help as well. I've taken a year of biology, so I believe I have a general understanding of how neurons work. I've also written an article which involved computational and molecular biology. I think it's safe to say that I have a pretty good handle on Wikipedia policy and how to write in an encyclopedic manner. If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact me on my Talk page and I'll do my best to answer promptly. Although I know very little about psychology itself, I can also review articles, etc. I fully believe that editing Wikipedia for long periods can be a very enlightening experience, and that there are some really good lessons to be found in Wikipedia's culture and policies. :)

I seem to recall some Texas university doing something like this. I think it was A&M, and their students were working on neurons and technical biology stuff like that. Do you know about them, and is this program at all related? • Jesse V.(talk) 06:13, 17 August 2012 (UTC)


Hello Lisa, per your request on my talk page, if you're still looking for an OA, I'd be happy to help out. Sorry for the delay, I've been busy in rl this week.Smallman12q (talk) 21:58, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Hello again. As you'll be starting in a week or so, it's advised that professors new to Wikipedia create a new article/edit an existing one so as to get a better idea about the editing process. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.Smallman12q (talk) 15:49, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Your edit to Bipolar disorder was fine. When possible, please include the doi (which you did) as this allows bots to fix up the citation if needed.Smallman12q (talk) 22:22, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Teahouse Invitation[edit]

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WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

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Hi Neuropsychprof! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

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We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can participate!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 05:00, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Dr. Lu, yes textbooks are classifying Lennox-Gastaut as a Myoclonic Epilepsy. We decided to divide our section into the 3 most common forms of Myoclonic Epilepsy and we are going to organize the article in the same manner. Our overview will be the discussion of what myoclonic seizures are and then the three major classifications of this epilepsy. Thanks -britt rys — Preceding unsigned comment added by R.EEGbrittry (talkcontribs) 16:28, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Student edits[edit]

I should have time to take a look this evening. Thanks for letting me know. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 13:56, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I should have time this evening as well. I will leave comments on the talk pages of the articles and let the students know that I've done so. Keilana|Parlez ici 14:42, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

As it turns out I had less time than I thought, but I added some notes here -- is this useful? If so I'll try to do a couple more over the next couple of days. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 03:44, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

I've added comments to most of the Wikipedia:United States Education Program/Courses/Brain and Behavior (Lisa Lu)#articles and will finish the remaining three tmrw. Overall, not bad for first contributions. Some points to make:

  • Add wikilinks. If it's some technical jargon, or a term reserved for psychology, they should wikilink it once it the article.
  • Style. The style of the wiki isn't that of an essay. This is often hard to grasp for newcommers.
  • Conciseness. Some of the text is redundant. Students should be concise.
  • Be specific. When saying a portion of the brain is influenced, they should say how and what effect this has.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Smallman12q (talk) 00:03, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Myoclonic epilepsy[edit]

I'm afraid there were some big problems with Myoclonic epilepsy. Some of the added sections covered topics that are adequately dealt with in their own articles, and would only need to be briefly summarised in the ME article. The text that is appropriate to the subject was I'm afraid a complete copy/paste of the source text.

I think it is possible for your students to expand this article to become a short summary of this epilepsy grouping. However, that might not be a big enough article to give satisfaction for the course work. Wrt the "wrong place" material, if their efforts to find good sources and write about subjects is not to go to waste, perhaps they could look to improve the related articles that already deal with the subjects.

One of the problems I see with these student assignments is the focus on improving just one article. While this is good and easy to mark, there is a danger that material is added to the article that belongs in related ones. I've seen this happen frequently and it is wasted effort as well as confusing for the reader. The assignment should have an up-front investigation of related articles to see where that chosen article fits in the group/hierarchy of subjects and where best to expand. It also helps if students are encouraged to use several good sources (the textbooks used in this case are great) as writing an article based on one source makes it very difficult to avoid plagiarism, especially when the writer is not a subject expert themselves. Colin°Talk 10:14, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Many of the problems in that article persist: please review my comment here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:23, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

I thought you'd like to know[edit]

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