Wikipedia:WikiProject Writing

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Welcome to WikiProject Writing

We are a group of editors focused on developing content informed by research and scholarship in the fields of rhetoric, composition, technical communication, literacy, and language studies.

In addition to improving and expanding coverage of writing research and pedagogy as they encompass broad and evolving definitions of literacy, communication, rhetoric, and writing (including multimodal discourse, digital communication, and diverse language practices), this project seeks to represent the full scope of these fields’ engagement with diversity, inclusion, access, and equity. We will draw from and cite canonical terms, concepts, and research, as well as scholarship and activism composed by marginalized teacher-scholars, when creating and improving Wikipedia articles.

Announcements - November 2021

  • This month, join us in better representing Asian/Asian American Scholars & Scholarship on Wikipedia. Visit the Events page for more details.
  • New here? We offer two online workshops a month designed specifically for academic contributors in writing studies and related fields:
    • Wikipedia as Public Scholarship (Friday, November 5, 2021 from 1:30PM-3:00PM ET) will introduce you to editing basics with attention to knowledge equity. Register here
    • Getting Started with WikiProject Writing (Friday, November 19, 2021 from 3:00PM-4:30PM ET) will, well, introduce you to WikiProject Writing and how we coordinate our efforts. Register here
  • The WikiProject Writing Coffeehouse is streaming on Twitch twice a month! The CCCC Wikipedian-in-Residence or a CCCC Wikipedia Graduate Fellows will start by live editing Wikipedia on a specific topic or focus. If you'd like some community while you edit, please drop in. We'd love to hear what you are working on and answer any questions you might have! See the google calendar event details for more information.
  • Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on our upcoming events and ongoing activities!

Getting started

New to Wikipedia? Start by reviewing Wikipedia's five pillars and core content policies to get a sense of Wikipedia's editing culture. Next, review our guide to choosing a username, create an account, and review our compiled editing basics resources. Once you have a basic sense of how to edit on Wikipedia, we encourage you to explore our advice for academics to navigate editing Wikipedia as a scholar. See our resources page for more information.

Many hands make light work! We encourage you to start watching, editing, and adding to articles within your areas of expertise. Our open tasks page provides lists of articles in need of improvement and creation, as well as ideas for smaller tasks you can complete.

If you have an idea or question, are looking for a collaborator, want feedback on a draft, etc, please head over to our project talk page and add it there.

To make your support for our efforts public, consider adding yourself to the participants list and/or adding our userbox to your userpage.

To monitor articles in our scope involved in various Wikipedia workflows (e.g., Articles for Deletion, Requests for Comments, Peer Review, etc.), head to our article alerts page.

Please join us!


Popular articles
Rank Page title Views Daily average Assessment
1 Language 216,027 7,200 GA
2 Communication 117,450 3,915 C
3 Dyslexia 103,784 3,459 GA
4 Linguistics 92,174 3,072 B
5 African-American Vernacular English 74,166 2,472 Start
6 Writing 56,306 1,876 C
7 Thoth 48,920 1,630 C
8 Literature 44,059 1,468 C
9 Writing system 42,809 1,426 B
10 Plagiarism 40,306 1,343 B

Recently edited Writing articles

6 edits Publishing
3 edits Multilingualism
2 edits Literacy
2 edits Computers and writing
2 edits Plagiarism
1 edits Writing circle
1 edits Conference on College Composition and Communication
1 edits Jonathan Alexander (professor)
1 edits Hashem Muhammad al-Baghdadi
1 edits Ethos

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last three days. Last updated 30 November 2021 by HotArticlesBot.

New articles

  1. Terese Guinsatao Monberg
  2. Draft:Huiling Ding
  3. Draft:SIG Writing
  4. Victor Villanueva
  5. Journal of Writing Research
  6. Min-Zhan Lu
  7. Draft:Asao B. Inoue


Help us reach our goals for 2021 by improving articles in need of edits or drafting a new article.

If you would like to nominate an article for good or featured status, please check the article(s) based on the criteria listed for good articles or featured articles.


WikiProject Writing was founded in October 2020 by members of the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative committee: Melanie Kill (chair), Cheryl Ball, Sweta Baniya, Charles Bazerman, Dana Comi, Dylan B. Dryer, Tarez Samra Graban, Alexandria Lockett, D’Arcee Neal, and Matthew Vetter. The initiative proceeds from the conviction that it matters to edit Wikipedia, especially for academics committed to knowledge equity as a fundamental groundwork for social justice[1]. The original project page was created by Jeffrey Keefer, the 2020 CCCC Wikipedian-in-Residence. These pages are currently being developed by Savannah Cragin (User:Breadyornot), the 2021 CCCC Wikipedian-in-Residence.