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As another option, you can pick an article from the Category:Climate change article list or another of your choosing that's related to the course.
While you read, consider some questions (but don't feel limited to these):
Is each fact referenced with an appropriate, reliable reference?
Is everything in the article relevant to the article topic? Is there anything that distracted you?
Is the article neutral? Are there any claims, or frames, that appear heavily biased toward a particular position?
Where does the information come from? Are these neutral sources? If biased, is that bias noted?
Are there viewpoints that are overrepresented, or underrepresented?
Check a few citations. Do the links work? Is there any close paraphrasing or plagiarism in the article?
Is any information out of date? Is anything missing that could be added?
Climate Change is a [article] on Wikipedia. Why do you think this is? Is it a good or a bad thing?
Check the "talk" page of the articles - what is the Wikipedia community discussing when it comes to representing these issues? How is the article ranked on Wikipedia's quality scale?
If you picked the article about Ecology to evaluate - did you see mention of climate change? Why or why not? If you were going to create a new article about climate change and it's relationship to Ecology, what information would you add?
Optional: Choose at least 1 questions relevant to one of the articles you're evaluating (not the Climate Change article). Leave your evaluation on the article's Talk page. Be sure to sign your feedback with four tildes — Davi2427 (talk) 14:48, 13 May 2017 (UTC).
Assignment - Second assignment
Copyedit an article
This part of the project should be completed individually in order to get everyone familiar with what it's like to edit "LIVE"
Choose an article from the Category:Ecology stubs list or the Category:Environment stubs list. Read through it, thinking about ways to improve the language, such as fixing grammatical mistakes. Then, make the appropriate changes. You don’t need to contribute new information to the article yet.
(Hint: if the article is locked or semi-protected, you will not be able to edit it. Try to pick a short, underdeveloped article topic.)
Familiarize yourself with editing Wikipedia by adding a citation and making a small improvement with new information to an article.
Work with a partner to add 1-2 new sentences, backed up with a citation to a reliable source, to one or both of the articles you copyedited. You can draft your work in your sandbox first before moving it live.
When you've reviewed those pages, take the training linked below.
When you're ready to start finding images, remember: Never grab images you find through an image search, or those found on Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, Imgur, or even so-called "Free image" or "free stock photo" websites. Instead, you'll want to find images with clear proof that the creator has given permission to use their work. Many of these images can be found on search.creativecommons.org.
If you want to upload your own image: Don't just upload an image to Wikipedia. Instead, upload it to Wikipedia's sister site for images, Wikimedia Commons. For instructions, read through the Illustrating Wikipedia handbook.