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Survey responses from 2013 Q1 students[edit]

Standard survey questions:
Which class were you in?

...

What did you have the most trouble with?

...

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


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User:Zfylling1321[edit]

Which class were you in?

... English

What did you have the most trouble with?

... Finding a topic to edit

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...No

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...Maybe better how to understand the set up of making a wikipedia page

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...None

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... Do not par take in plagiarism because wikipedia does not allow it.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...Currently making my first one.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... Yes because it was for the general public

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...No i do not

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--Zfylling1321 (talk) 16:49, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Nick.Herling[edit]

Which class were you in?

... Children in the Global Perspective

What did you have the most trouble with?

... Formatting

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... I took a seminar with the Ambassador at Illinois State University

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... How easy it was. The seminar was rather difficult. It was easier for me to just look at other individuals edits, and copy their format. (In regards to, HTML)

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... Yes, it was part of a course project. We had to present our contributions.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... Yes, you had to make sure you cited your sources. Wiki's policy is rather strict, but the ease of formating has made it easy to accommodate their policy.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... Yes and no. I think i will continue to use Wiki, while logged in, so i think i will check on it eery now and then, but I am not going to go out of my way.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... Yes and no, I think it was beneficial to some, but its not like i created a whole page.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... Not really, I am a very busy person, and i just do not think i will have the time.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... Do not remember the names.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... No


--Nicholas Herling 16:56, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:BreCaitlin[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Signal transduction at Saint Louis University

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Getting started, the formatting, but once you get going its pretty easy

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...I think so but I don't remember, i need to do things and make mistake not have a training session to understand how wikipedia works

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...grammar stuff, wikipedia formatting, info stuff, yes i've reviewed some of the pages the other people in my class are working on

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...yes, its what i expected

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...I think im the only person doing anything to my page

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...matters more then a boring paper that only my professor will read, but i dont think a bunch of people are interested in SR proteins

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...no

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...who ever is helping our class was really helpful

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--BreCaitlin (talk) 17:31, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Zak Abdi[edit]

Which class were you in?

... I was in Computer Science class

What did you have the most trouble with?

... I had the most trouble with getting sources for the article I am editing.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... Yes I took little bit of it and that helped me.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... The article I wanted to edit.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... I got a good feedback from those people. I did not review yet, but I am about to edit.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... Yeah I got, It was kind of the same.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...I did not edit it fully but I still look at its talk page and I will after the course ends.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...Yeah I feel it mattered, I think that it mattered more than an essay.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...Yeah I do plan, I am planning to work on articles about human rights. I would like to be an Ambassador for the Wikipedia.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...Abdirahim, Dan, and Mukhtar.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... I am enjoying editing Wikipedia and I like it.


--Zak Abdi (talk) 17:58, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Hellodough[edit]

Which class were you in?

... SI 110

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Finding things to edit

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...Yes, I feel that it prepared me pretty well.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...I wish I was told more about the talk page and how it worked.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I posted once about being unsure about making a change on a page, and another editor agreed with my change, so they fixed it for me.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Kind of, We were told to always cite or give a source for whatever we added.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...I followed an article for a bit, because it was fairly new so it was undergoing lots of changes.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...I think it mattered because I caught some grammer/ punctuation mistakes that could make a difference to how the sentences are interpreted.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...Right now, I feel that I don't have a lot of time to keep editing wikipedia, that may change later on in the summer when i have more time though.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...Not any that i can remember.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... nope


--Hellodough (talk) 18:25, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Rosiesievers20[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Interaction Experience and Engagement in the University of Hull Scarborough Campus

What did you have the most trouble with?

...n/a

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...Yes. Looked through the tutorials.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...No

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...Helping with editing articles etc.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes. If you upload Youtube videos you had to consider copyright.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...Yes.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...Yes. A bit different from a normal essay, but enjoyed this assignment.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...Maybe

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...Geniac Canoe1967

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... Editors were really helpful with advice and shared their experiences with others.

--Rosiesievers20 (talk) 18:33, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Weatherby551[edit]

Which class were you in?

... I was in SWGS 322 at Rice University.

What did you have the most trouble with?

... I had the most trouble transitioning from an essay-like tone (in which you argue a point) to a neutral, encyclopedic one.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... Yes.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... No.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... I find that classmates are always more patient and friendly in their comments than Wikipedia editors that aren't in a class, but other editors can provide more experienced perspectives, so it's a trade off. I reviewed the projects of two of my peers in class and two more online, using their talk pages.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... No, but at my university we have a very strict plagiarism policy and I had worked with Creative Commons licenses before, so I was pretty familiar with what was and wasn't okay, although the Wikimedia photo policy was a little more strict than I expected.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... Yes I have worked on two other articles for two previous courses and I keep up with both of them. I want to keep up with this one too, especially since it's a brand new article I created.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... Yes. It certainly feels like it matters in a different way from an essay because other people have access to it. I wouldn't say essays are less important or educational than Wikipedia articles, but for the class we are in, being able to have an impact on others is important and Wikipedia gives you that.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... Yes I hope so. I will probably work less on articles that meet certain course requirements and more on things that interest me/that I have prior knowledge about, but I would like to continue writing. I am open to helping others get started too.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... Mike Christie helped me a lot! Thanks Mike!

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... No.


--Weatherby551 (talk) 19:12, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Cmhardi1[edit]

Which class were you in?

... Interaction Experience and Engagement in the University of Hull Scarborough Campus

What did you have the most trouble with?

... N/A

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... Yes. It helped me to learn and understand the basics of Wikipedia which helped with future contributions on my assignment.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... Not really. If I needed to find something out I could find an answer through either a search engine, Wikipedia page or a Wikipedia user.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... My group asked for feedback continuously, as a result we received much feedback from Wikipedia editors and users. This arguably proved the most useful resource to our group when it came to both creating our article, adding content and ultimately getting it published.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... We were briefed by university lecturers, however despite the Wikipedia help pages available I feel this was something I learnt about as a result of trial and error (feedback especially).

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... Yes. The article is still being watched and if I have time will continue to monitor progress.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... I hope so. It resulted in the publication of an article and allowed to me appreciate what contributing, as apposed to simply reading, was all about.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... Yes.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... Geniac.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... No.


--Cmhardi1 (talk) 20:40, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Jbmontgomery24[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Johns Hopkins University/Molecular Biology Section 81 (2013 Q1)

What did you have the most trouble with?

...The main issue I had was finding images on Immunolabeling that were free of copyrights.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...Yes, I did. The videos helped immensely since I tend to be more of a visual learner.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...No, not particularly.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I mainly got feedback from classmates during the editing process. Yes, we were required to review 2 articles. Currently, I have peer-reviewed one article for two of my classmates; however, the other article will be edited later on this semester.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes, copyright and plagiarism were listed explicitly in training videos and handouts. I expected Wikipedia to enforce those policies.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...Yes, I plan to follow my article and its talk page in order to make the proper edits. I think it would be beneficial to look after my article since it will be fascinating to see others' input.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...Yes, this project definitely mattered. At the end of the day, I was able to contribute to a topic within molecular biology to possibly help others interested in the article.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...I may continue to work on my article and may edit others after the course is over. No, I would not like to be a Wikipedia Ambassador. Thank you, though.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...I am grateful to my classmates that were selected to edit our article, our Ambassadors, and our professor, Dr. Ogg, for the guidance throughout this project. I greatly appreciated the helpful advice!

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...This truly was a wonderful learning experience, even though it was time-consuming at times. I suppose the more time invested into this project, the more one gets out of it. Although I was a little hesitate at the beginning of the semester due to the Wikipedia "language", but it continually got easier as the project went on. It was an excellent method for learning Molecular Biology in a different way.

--Jbmontgomery24 (talk) 20:40, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Plcoopr[edit]

Which class were you in?

... Introduction to Information

What did you have the most trouble with?

... Uploading Pictures

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... Yes...The training could have been slightly more rigorous

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... how the unified login works

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... reflection papers for the professor on our work...yes

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... yes....perfect

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... Yes.yes

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... Yes very much so...a little less then a term paper..not by much

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... YES MOST DEFIANTLY...I AM WORKING TOWARD BECOMING AN ADMINISTRATOR

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... Rjaxon90 Wenzchen R3ptarbar (talk | contribs) Hiray91 (talk | contribs) SclaryUM (talk | contribs) Msarms21 (talk | contribs) Blosoya (talk | contribs) Dmsiegel (talk | contribs) RyeGye24 (talk | contribs) Maxymtkacz (talk | contribs) Rjaxon90 (talk | contribs) Jkeren93 (talk | contribs) Slodomat (talk | contribs) Remove myself as reviewer Aleiser (talk | contribs) Codycann (talk | contribs) Celie56 (talk | contribs) Davis.devries (talk | contribs) Mbkarson (talk | contribs) Alexhong211 (talk | contribs) Mattram (talk | contribs) Szhu008 (talk | contribs) Lukesimo (talk | contribs) Dsfreed (talk | contribs) Edszho (talk | contribs) Josh blumberg (talk | contribs) Csteinb (talk | contribs) Jakedtc (talk | contribs) Ijburns (talk | contribs) Kswas17 (talk | contribs) Joe204 (talk | contribs) Raykeon (talk | contribs) Mskramer (talk | contribs) Pranavrk (talk | contribs) Rosenblumb1 (talk | contribs) Asrosen (talk | contribs) Tymifa (talk | contribs) Sbolin (talk | contribs) Obercc (talk | contribs) Jakub24 (talk | contribs) Sdaeun (talk | contribs) Ardeke (talk | contribs) Azkle (talk | contribs) Hosobel (talk | contribs) Tsihr (talk | contribs) Nbak (talk | contribs) Nshunter (talk | contribs) Blchadick (talk | contribs) Jbhammon (talk | contribs) Beclaw44 (talk | contribs) Bdnash (talk | contribs) AndrewAAK (talk | contribs) Plcoopr (talk | contribs) Add an article: Asaplala (talk | contribs) Freetown82 (talk | contribs) Cleeho (talk | contribs) Kkhorfan (talk | contribs) Postonm (talk | contribs) Bulbil (talk | contribs) Ahasn (talk | contribs) Cristamm (talk | contribs) Wehj (talk | contribs) Afnuss (talk | contribs) Mbroskamp (talk | contribs) Jpcarron (talk | contribs) Haeisen (talk | contribs) Marinac93 (talk | contribs) Erviale (talk | contribs) Krmart (talk | contribs) Myerspa (talk | contribs) Migabreu (talk | contribs) Anlaufb (talk | contribs) Rmwither (talk | contribs) Pattkait (talk | contribs) Chrsimon (talk | contribs) Itsraininglaura (talk | contribs) Rbloom3 (talk | contribs) Peweiss (talk | contribs) Mldisch (talk | contribs) Drewdyer (talk | contribs) Pkleinr (talk | contribs) Ryanluck3 (talk | contribs) Nrifel (talk | contribs) Alexakh (talk | contribs) Kcfindlay (talk | contribs) Maeganm (talk | contribs) Alepisto (talk | contribs) Rebstei (talk | contribs) Dyrim618 (talk | contribs) Franzsam (talk | contribs) Jchwang (talk | contribs) Etiffen (talk | contribs) Theyong123 (talk | contribs) JpurvisUM (talk | contribs) Hellodough (talk | contribs) Mkipke (talk | contribs) Aaallen001 (talk | contribs) Nwlemmer (talk | contribs) Hartadam (talk | contribs) Amykam32 (talk | contribs) Rkkhare (talk | contribs) Nowakh (talk | contribs) Rkocher (talk | contribs) Ardarley (talk | contribs) Ericcram (talk | contribs) LouCordon (talk | contribs) JZBolton (talk | contribs) Levfacher (talk | contribs) Beasarah (talk | contribs) Jcfraga0 (talk | contribs) Maxwell bernard (talk | contribs) Zjryg (talk | contribs) Markgur (talk | contribs) Lankrist (talk | contribs) Jonggeol (talk | contribs) Euro Pound Yen (talk | contribs) Lchadick (talk | contribs) Srwaxm (talk | contribs) Naf312 (talk | contribs) Risraeloff (talk | contribs) Beredman (talk | contribs) Mcrwylie (talk | contribs) Lsteinb (talk | contribs) Krokakis (talk | contribs) Lilyhash (talk | contribs) Jakenath (talk | contribs) Jiayuliu (talk | contribs) Rachelhjaffe (talk | contribs) Ggwine (talk | contribs) Mcioffi (talk | contribs) Ryvander (talk | contribs) Abhisatya (talk | contribs) Satassi (talk | contribs) Snhought (talk | contribs) Paigdeck (talk | contribs) Mwapple (talk | contribs) Sestein (talk | contribs) Mphenley (talk | contribs) Nmilety (talk | contribs) Ikewade (talk | contribs) Chriyu (talk | contribs) Garretem (talk | contribs) Finnb (talk | contribs) Cleeder (talk | contribs)

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... No Thanks

--Plcoopr (talk) 21:33, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Deputygirl[edit]

Which class were you in?

... WCU MPA

What did you have the most trouble with?

... getting the resources to link properly - sometimes there was an issue for those sites using portals

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... I completed the training and found it very useful. I also referred to certain parts frequently during my editing.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... No, the instructors were very upfront regarding the complexities of the coding and were most helpful along the way.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... At this point, I have not received any feedback - but it is always welcomed. I have not visited any of the other classmate sites as not all have been made live.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... Yes, my instructor was very forth coming regarding plagiarism and issues surrounding the use of others' materials. The expectation was met.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... I haven't made my edits live, yet; however, I do plan on following the page and reviewing other pages as I did learn a great deal with this assignment.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... I do feel like this work mattered and was fairly proud of the work I did to expand the topic page. I think it mattered because it was a topic I chose, that I was interested in researching and gained knowledge regarding coding and formatting that can be helpful in the future, if I choose to edit other pages or post new pages.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... At this point, there are no particular items that I am certain I would work on, but I cannot rule out doing so in the future. I actually enjoyed this project.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... Since no one has reviewed my information aside from my instructor, I can't thank specific individuals, but do appreciate my instructor and the Wikipedia Ambassador Kasey.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... I think this is a terrific use of instructional time and feel that I definiately learned much with this project. Deputygirl (talk) 22:15, 10 April 2013 (UTC)


--Deputygirl (talk) 22:15, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Court caitlin[edit]

Which class were you in?

Global Youth Studies - Sociology Class at Drake University ...

What did you have the most trouble with?

Putting sources in - can be very confusing. Also still confused about the Sandbox and its function. Am afraid that I will end up deleting all my work, but I don't want to post the changes to the page yet. ...

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

I took it. The problem was that all of it seemed really self-explanatory when it was explained, but then when I got into the editing stage, I couldn't remember. It might be helpful to clip the videos into smaller sections, so I can find exactly what I am looking for (i.e. putting in sources, etc.) Could also just put time stamps beside it to let me know what time to go to when I want to find certain information. ...

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

No the video was really helpful as an orientation. ...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

Got lots of feedback from other users. Most of the feedback from other users was just repeating Wikipedia norms (no original research, be neutral, etc.). I haven't had a chance to review all other students work yet. ...

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

Being in a college environment means that we are always talking about plagiarism. I think Wikipedia was pretty explicit in its explanation and warnings against plagiarism and copyright. It matched up with what I expected. ...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

Haven't made my edits yet, but I will probably follow up. It's really cool to see stuff you have written be on the internet for everyone to see! I plan to follow up. ...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

I felt that it mattered because we are allowing others to become more educated about topics that matter to us. But on the whole, I personally like essays and terms papers better because they allow me to think critically about information rather than just listing facts. Obviously, they are two very different mediums, so there are pros and cons for both. ...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

Probably not at this point. If I did decide to continue, I would probably focus my attention on social issues, and non-profits, as I am not sure how much is on Wikipedia about those things. ...

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

Not right now. ...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--Court caitlin (talk) 22:50, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Nattylizabeth[edit]

Which class were you in?

... English 213, Digital Literacies

What did you have the most trouble with?

... Figuring out how to use Wikipedia.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... I did. It gave me somewhat of an idea of how Wikipedia would work but when I actually started editing it felt like I was learning a new language.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... Probably just that it wasn't as easy as it may seem.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... I have not received any feedback, but the section I added to a Wiki page was completely omitted due to sourcing issues.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... I did. It is pretty clear and concise.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... Probably not. I don't care to work with Wikipedia much ever again of my own interest.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... I believe it mattered so I was aggravated that it was deleted instead of someone making a note that sources needed to be fixed. I wouldn't say it mattered more or less because this assignment was completely different from a paper.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... I don't plan on it but it could possibly happen depending on what I find on Wiki and if it's interesting enough to make me want to add to it.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... Thank you to Pat, our online ambassador for helping with issues we had in class!

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... Wikipedia would be more fun to add to if things were a little easier to understand and work with.


--Nattylizabeth (talk) 23:18, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

User:LucLewitanski[edit]

Which class were you in?

Copyright, Commerce and Culture at NYU

What did you have the most trouble with?

Uploading pictures to Wikimedia Commons (without having them taken down)

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

No, but I did attend training sessions. They were fun, but I was already familiar with the basics of Wikipedia editing and its format, having been an anonymous contributor since I was a child.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

How to upload licenses to a picture on Wikimedia Commons.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

I did not get feedback, although I did help some students out with formatting.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

I did not, but the treatment seemed fair. The guidelines for non-free content, however, were lackluster and not easy to apply, even though my content clearly fit the bounds.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

Yes, I kept an eye on it, and plan to keep doing so.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

Yes, my work mattered more than a regular paper because I could see the use of my contributions.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

I will edit Wikipedia as I have been doing. I always fix style errors, help create templates for musicians.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

Pharos was particularly helpful in his tutorials!

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

The whole project was delightful!


--LucLewitanski (talk) 00:35, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Eparness[edit]

Which class were you in?

Theatre History 1642-present

What did you have the most trouble with?

From a research perspective, avoiding an impulse to draw conclusions or do "original research." Technically, the hardest parts were figuring out the best way to do citations and uploading proper public domain imagery.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

I did take it. It provided the basics but I had to do a lot of learning on the go. The help link on the left was invaluable.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

The only thing I learned after the fact that I didn't know about was at the end, it's great to make sure your page isn't an orphan (by creating links to it on other relevant pages) and adding categories.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

That's still in process.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

I don't remember the specific instructions. It is pretty much inline with what I would expect, but the scrutiny on copyright of images is pretty intense.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

I check it often. Although I "completed" the assignment I have a lot more research I want to still add!

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

Yes! I love that it adds to public knowledge! It's the first thing that comes up when you google my subject!

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

Yeah, now that I get the hang of it I probably will. Not to the same extent but I would be happy to help others.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

Yunshui! You're the best!

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

It was fun!

--Eparness (talk) 02:13, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Lankrist[edit]

Which class were you in?

Introduction to Information ...

What did you have the most trouble with?

trying to perfect my own edit...

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

yes, it was really comprehensive, but really long...

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

Not anything in particular...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

I didn't receive much feedback from my peers...

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

I feel that what is posted on wikipedia should be factual, so once it is posted on to the site it is public. ...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

I do keep an eye on what happens to it, but there hasn't been much action going on...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

I feel like it is like a small contribution of a very big project, trivial but nonetheless it is an improvement...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

I rely on wikipedia a lot. I might not actively edit it, but i will edit some obvious parts i spot. ...

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

I'd like to thank my professor and GSI for introducing mw to Wikipedia editing, and my wikipedia ambassador for welcoming me to the community. ...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--Lankrist (talk) 03:09, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Mcrwylie[edit]

Which class were you in?

SI 110

What did you have the most trouble with?

Citations

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

Yes; very well

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

No, it was a pretty smooth process.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

No I did not review other students' edits and I got no feedback from others. I didn't think it was part of the assignment and it really never crossed my mind.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

Yes. Wikipedia's treatment seems pretty standard.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

I checked back a few times the next couple weeks, but none of my edits were reversed or revised. So I don't think I'll keep an eye on it.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

Not as much as papers in some classes, where much more research and individual synthesis is required, but I felt it mattered as much as any assignment in this class besides the three big "track" assignments.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

I probably won't unless I see some glaring spelling or grammatical errors. I'm not a huge fan of any writing where I'm explicitly forbidden from creating any new information.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

Ed was nice.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

nope


--67.194.143.50 (talk) 04:26, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Jvarm1[edit]

Which class were you in?

HS 506 - The History of the American West - Boston College ...

What did you have the most trouble with?

My topic existed both as a stub and as a red wiki link to an written page. Very confusing. ...

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

Yes, I was fortunate enough to have a really great student ambassador who prepared me very well for the process. ...

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

No, because whatever wasn't explained in our brief first meeting was easily accessible on the help pages. ...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

We reviewed work by our own classmates; I'm still waiting for outside advice. ...

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

It was exactly as expected and follows standard academic protocol. ...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

I do plan on keeping an eye on it. ...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

I would hope it matters the same as any other class work. ...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

After some more experience I would be happy to become an Ambassador, but I have a few more pages I'd like to edit first. ...

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

I thought the whole process was really straightforward, although it took a little time to get used to. I'm waiting to get into an edit war with someone, so I'll let you know what I think of that process when it occurs. ...


--Jane Armstrong 15:41, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Hanad Mukhtar[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Form 3 or Class 11

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Actually, I don't have any problem, I just

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...No, I didn't take it.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...No

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I don't get any feedback from anybody which actually made me hopeless.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes, perfectly.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...Yes, I do planned all of these.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...Yes, I feel it matter than any other regular paper or essay because I feel I am doing something for the rest of the world and my work will be available for the whole world not just a professor.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...Yes, I don't have something specific in mind to work on, but I try to edit everything possible if I can. I would be more than happy to become Wikipedia Ambassador because I know that I would be helping other people.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...Yes, there is an Indian editor, but unfortunately I don't have her name.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...Wikipedia made me believe in my self because I understood that there are other ways besides fighting that you can help the world and the rest of society, so thanks to them I would not understand this.


--Mukhtar Mohamed (talk) 17:17, 11 April 2013 (UTC)Mukhtar Mohamed

User:Abdi Aar[edit]

Which class were you in?

I was an eleven-grade student at Abaarso School of Science in Somali land.

What did you have the most trouble with?

I have the most trouble with how talk and discuss with other users in Wikipedia.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

I did some practice, and it helped me a lot, and I have fun moments and a fantastic experience with this project. Again, It was really a nice experience.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

Not that much, but I wish I had been told how to find good article to edit.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

They helped me and i appreciated the work that they enabled me to do. They positively told me how to avoid a plagiarizing other people's work and bias news. I truly did not review any other work, but I would like to do.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

Yes, I found some handouts and guided-papers that helped to avoid errors and find credible sources. It went well, and it became easier for me.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

I did not follow what happened to my for article for some reasons, but I will Insha-Allah. Yes I plan because this gives an opportunity to review and improve my work.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

Yes, I felt that way because before I used to read other people's work, but today people are reading my own work, and I am grateful about this. Moreover, I am helping people to find new things and useful resources.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

I strongly like to involve editing Wikipedia on my own, and if so i will work on articles about the Horn of Africa's international institutions and development because there many foreign issues and conflicts going on in the horn, and many people are not aware of these impediments. I am interested to have a training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia because there are many other people that like to involve this project, Wikipedia, as well and do not get help.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

I am very very glad to have Mr. Dan Hasting, my special instructor and editor who helped me to do all these progress, and I am saying," Thank you so much for your continuing help through this project."

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

I would like to inform every new wiki user to avoid plagiarizing other works and bias sources. thanks to everyone who wants to do this project.


--Aar (talk) 17:26, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

User:ASOWE[edit]

Which class were you in?

... Computer class(grade 11)

What did you have the most trouble with?

... I have some times poor internet access in the school.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... My teacher, Danhasting gave me a lot of instractions of what to do in this project. He gave me handouts that shows what to do each day and each class.the teacher spends time on explaining what I am doing and after that I start practicing.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...Finding and artcle to edit

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... We as a classmates help each other such as editing, finding an article to edit, and finding credible sources.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... I got instructions of how to aviod plagiarism. I got instraction of using qoatation marks and how to cite sources.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... I have to talk if there are other wikipedia edirors who are intrested my editing on an article. I ask if they have good sources to add on the article.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...There are a lot of areticles in the wipedia that needed to be edited. I thing that my edeting on the wikipedia mattered, and helpfull.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be intereste.d in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... I want to keep editing wikipia and get a lot of experiances from my computer teacher. i would have liked to wok on editing artcles that need editing such as thethe artcle i am editing today. i olsointrested in trainint to became wikipedia ampassodor and help other students get started on wikipedia

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...I would like to thank my teacher Danhastings, and Muktar who is one of my classmates.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...editing wikipedia is realy interested in abaarsotech computer class. every one is editing and article, and asking help each other in order to find good sources for the editing articles, and what is missing to add. This will be a good start for me to learn more about editing wikipedia.


--Yusuf Yassin Abdirahman (talk) 17:52, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

User:AaMartin2AaMartin2 (talk)[edit]

Which class were you in?

... Digital Literacies at Ball State University

What did you have the most trouble with?

... Finding appropriate and relevant sources.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... I did. I think it prepared me well enough though I was still a bit confused when I first opened up the editing screen.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... A list of what sites are blocked from being referenced on Wikipedia before hand would have been nice.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... I have not reviewed my classmates work. Our class ambassador was very encouraging but straightforward that our topic would be challenging.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... We were told before starting that everything we said needed to be cited.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... We have just finished working on this about two weeks ago, but it has been updated once already. The talk-page was uneventful until after we had finished updating the article. The addition though small gave a more diverse sense to the article. I will probably not keep an eye on it because of my other time consumption.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... I feel that this contribution was important because the stub article had been listed under high priority. I felt that I was benefiting the world even though I feel that what information we added was not that substantial in and of itself. Just by adding to the article it got the article live and out there for public viewing. I feel that I get more out of writing a paper but this was more substantial because other people will actually see it.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... I will probably not. It seems that the topics that are still in stub form are very narrow topics that would be difficult to find sources. Being a horrible researcher I doubt I would be of any help even if I tried.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... Our ambassador The Interior.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... I think it would be helpful if there was a search bar within stubs instead of just having to look through categories.

--AaMartin2 (talk) 20:07, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Bljones1[edit]

Which class were you in?

Non-traditional social work

What did you have the most trouble with?

Processing through academic language, attempting to make it accessible to the general population. Also, as my field typically doesn't revolve around starts and big names, but rather many grassroots individuals doing important and significant work, I had difficulty getting what I had submitted accepted as worthy enough for publication.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

Yes, it prepared me quite well.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

The feedback I received wasn't specific to wikipedia. A bit, yes.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

I'll defer to Lawrence Lessig and Aaron Swartz for this question.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

Yes, yes.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

It matters only as much as it matters to other people. Yes, to me it felt more significant.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

Yes.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--Bljones1 (talk) 21:08, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Otto4321[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Desmond's Detroit Class

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Formatting

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...No

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...How to add citations

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...Our class mates reviewed our work and provided feedback

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...No

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...Yes and Yes

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...I think it did matter

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...Yes, i would like to work on more social work related issues

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...no

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...no


--Otto4321 (talk) 23:32, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Mousman[edit]

Which class were you in? Grade 11

...

What did you have the most trouble with? I somewhat had some issues with my sources and trying to sound objective. It wasn't as easy as I expected it to be.

...

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

Honestly, I skimmed through most of it. ...

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

My teacher showed us everything before we tried it, so I knew what I was doing. ...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

I didn't get the chance to do that yet necessarily. I might in the nearby future. ...

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

I received an handout all about Wikipedia and plagiarism. I never expected it to be that strict. I thought that you could only not copy and paste. ...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

I didn't add anything to the section, but I'm planning on doing it later. ...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

It mattered to me a bunch because many people might rely on the information that I put onto the website. It mattered, but not as much as an essay because they affect me more later in life. ...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help? My teacher, Dan Hastings, taught me practically everything I know about Wikipedia now, so I wouldn't be editing anything if it wasn't for his class.

...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--MandeqO (talk) 10:48, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Ywehc gnay Ywehc gnay (talk)[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Virology

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Editing and citating

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...Not sure if that's what I took but we did review over some basic Wikipedia training. Some of the examples were really helpful.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...No, everything was self explanatory.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I got great tips from other Wikipedia editors and I did have some time to look over a few of other student's work.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes, we did go over Wikipedia's copyright and plagiarism policies before starting our assignment. Much of what we've learned about plagiarism and copyright are similar to that of Wikipedia's.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...From time to time, I do check on it because I am still in the process of adding more information to my article. I will definitely continue to be on the lookout on my article even after my course ends.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...I personally think that contributing to Wikipedia matters and it is probably worth a little more than an essay or term paper because what I am writing on Wikipedia can help others.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...I am not sure at the moment. I will probably decided after seeing how this article turns out.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...I just wanted to thank Biosthmors for helping me edit some of my work.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...Not at the moment.


--Ywehc gnay (talk) 19:15, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Rachel.m.mitchell[edit]

Which class were you in?

...[Education Program:Rice University/Poverty, Gender, and Human Development Section 2 (Spring 2013)]. I worked on the [immigration to Greece] page, which was pretty nonexistent before I got there.

What did you have the most trouble with?

... The formatting and guidelines specific to Wikipedia was the most challenging. You are used to writing a very specific type of paper for class, usually argumentative, but that style is very different on Wikipedia and takes some getting used to. Additionally, sourcing, citations, etc, is very different. The trouble most relates to getting used to the new format, as opposed to actual difficulties and struggles.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... Yes. It prepared me a little bit, and at least provided some resources that I could check back with once I started editing and adding.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...Not that I can think of. It would have been nice to know that other Wiki editors are so competent and helpful and really want to work to make the best page possible, but it was a pleasant surprise!

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... Two of my classmates reviewed my page and gave some great feedback in the talk page. I also reviewed two of my peers for their work on [domestic violence in India] and [emotional labor].

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... We got a few directions and were directed to pages to read more. Wikipedia is much more strict with citations that I had thought, given its reputation. I'm still not sure I have a complete grasp on the exact way that Wikipedia wants things cited, but I did my best, and Wiki editors helped me out a bit.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... It has not been long on this particular page, but last semester I wrote the [human trafficking in Greece] page and I love checking back on it. Some Wiki editors from all over have commented and given me feedback, and I'm always checking the history to see if anyone is adding.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... I feel like it was more difficult than a normal paper, but it definitely matters more and I am much more proud of what I did. I had my family look at the page right before I updated it and then again after I made the change, and they were astounded! It's great to be able to share what I've been working on, and it feels great to know that I've added valuable, relevant knowledge on a subject matter that's really important. People around the world can learn more about the immigration situation in Greece, which is a huge part of the political and cultural dialogue over there, and they never would have been able to without my work. It's really affirming.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... I would like to this summer, at least to get my two pages to GA status. I'm not sure if I would really have time to do this outside of a class setting, but maybe if there was a paper I had to write for class that I could turn into a Wiki article or at least add to an existing one, that might be doable.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... [Khazar2] helped a lot on my first human trafficking in Greece page, and provided a lot of feedback that really made me feel confident and good about what I was doing. Thank you!

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... Not that I can think of!


--Rachel.m.mitchell (talk) 22:30, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Staceysavage1991[edit]

Which class were you in?

... Psychology of Internet behaviour

What did you have the most trouble with?

... Understanding talk back

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... No

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... The best way to use talk back

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... Advice on general editing, and the best ways to do things.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... Yes we was advised, we were told about the regulations and rules to writing an article with appropriate sources. It was not what I expected, I did not know about the strict regulations until working on the project.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... I did, the course has ended for the Wikipedia project, haven't really gone back to it yet.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... I don't feel it mattered too much as it was not a major page, however I did enjoy working on it

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... No I do not have the time

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... Yes, one in particular who was extremely helpfull, not only for my group but for others was user geniac , thankyou very much!

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... No.

--Staceysavage1991 (talk) 12:07, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Lola samra[edit]

Which class were you in?

...contributing the world's knowledge

What did you have the most trouble with?

...typing

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...yes, our instructor prepared as in level take our editing cannot be taken away for like a week and after a giving a grade to our essay we got almost good grades.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...that our information should be neutral

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...yes l reviewed my friends one and it was honestly good.l didn't yet got any feed back from any editor but one of my friends got a feeed back and it was about how great and impressing his work was.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...yes, our instructor gave us a handouts about plagiarism.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... yes, am looking forward to see what changes are made in the future for this article because l didn't do this only for teh course but editing Wikipedia now is something l enjoy doing it.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...yes, it mattered because l volunteered to do this it wasn't something that l got paid. the page that l editing didn't continue a lot information and it really needed someone to edit it.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...yes, i want to keep up on editing wikipedia because it really interesting.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...yes, my instructor

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...l want to say to Wikipedia people thanks because they really do an amazing job.


--lola (talk) 10:53, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Mng8[edit]

Which class were you in?

...

What did you have the most trouble with?

...

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--Mng8 (talk) 20:19, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Lggernon[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Poverty, Gender, and Human Development

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Wiki code, especially the citation format.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...Yes, I think it prepared me for the basics but wasn't helpful for troubleshooting.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...Save a lot of time for troubleshooting

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I got a lot of good feedback from Wiki course ambassadors as well as my peers. I also gave feedback to my peers.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...I got a handout about plagiarism, but I won't say I read it. I did get some feedback on citing every sentence from an ambassador, so that was helpful. I'd say it matched what I expected.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...Yes, I also edited an article for a class last semester and I still check up on it sometimes. I have been keeping an eye on my talk page currently to help me make my final edits as the semester ends.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...Yes, I did feel like it was more meaningful classwork than what a paper on the same subject would have been. It's also fun to check on it later to see what people are doing to it.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...Probably not, the research is very time consuming for a leisure activity. Maybe when I'm old and have a boring job.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...Yes, Mike Christie has been very helpful and diligent in giving me a lot of good advice.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...Overall, I'd say working with wiki for classwork has been a good experience. I think it's nice to know how it works and have the knowledge to make edits in the future if I ever come across the desire to.


--Lggernon (talk) 03:23, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Er1cah0p3[edit]

--Er1cah0p3 (talk) 21:15, 22 April 2013 (UTC);Which class were you in? ...Johns Hopkins University Molecular Biology, Section 82(2013_Q1)

What did you have the most trouble with?

...adding in references altough the Diberri tool made this much easier

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...yes, it was very thorough

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...Not really. Everything was laid out pretty well.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...Mostly positive feedback and I gave reviews of other work as well. Very good rapport with editors and other students for the most part.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes and the treatment of plagarism is on par with what I would expect from this site.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...Yes. I fully intend on keeping up on this page as I have really enjoyed the project.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...I enjoyed it much more than a regular term paper or essay and it seems to make more of a difference in that it can be veiwed by the masses.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...I will probably keep up on other similar molecular biology articles.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...Klortho

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...Great assignment and really enjoyable!


--Er1cah0p3 (talk) 21:15, 22 April 2013 (UTC) Er1cah0p3 (talk) 21:15, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Driscokn[edit]

Which class were you in?

...History of the American West

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Finding dependable sources for the Bannock War history.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...I did. It helped substantially in teaching me the fundamentals of Wikipedia.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...I cant think of anything.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I got great feedback from fellow students, less so from other wiki editors as of yet. I did review the work of other students.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes. The standars set up by wikipedia definitely match up or exceed my expectations.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...I did and do plan to keep up with its edits.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...I do feel like it mattered. More than regular papers because it contributed to the wealth of knowledge on wikipedia and because it can be accessed by anyone from anywhere.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...I do plan to keep on writing. If i come across historical artifacts poorly covered by wikipedia i intend to publish more work on those topics.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...My coeditor and Professor.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--Driscokn (talk) 00:11, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

User:ElsepthPaterson[edit]

Which class were you in?

...

What did you have the most trouble with?

...

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--70.151.125.27 (talk) 17:38, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Laurenleaf[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Intercultural Communication

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Finding valid, thorough sources on my chosen topic

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...Yes...it helped a ton!

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...It takes a lot of hard work to edit and add to things already written, you have to be willing to construct a clear focus for what it is your words can contribute to the articles you are working on.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I'm going to start reviewing others soon...and feedback from classmates during class discussion seemed mostly that they thought Wikipedia was an awesome resource but that it ispretty confusing to maneuver.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes...they matched up the same as to what I expected.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...I will watch it and hopefully contribute to more articles I am passionate about researching in the future.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...I didn't feel like it mattered THAT much but if I were to really take the time to make a large contribution on something I was truly passionate about working on, then it would have mattered a lot.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...Not sure...I'd love to help anyone I can.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...My professor, Ajungle

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--Laurenleaf (talk) 06:18, 24 April 2013 (UTC) Laurenleaf

User:Fmohamed[edit]

Which class were you in?

I did the project in my computer Science Class called "Contributing to the World's Knowledge, 11th Grade Computer Science."

What did you have the most trouble with?

I found finding source for the article difficult.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

Yes, I took the training, and it prepared me very well for the assignment.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

I wish if I knew that finding articles that I am interested in and needed to be edited are hard to find.


What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

They told me that I needed to be more unbiased, and to write it just like an encyclopedia. I edited the work for other classmates, and I suggested them that their tone should be flat, and it should sound like a History paper.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

I received specific instructions about copy right and plagiarism from my Computer Science teacher before I even started to edit the article. My expectations matched well with Wikipedia's treatment because my teacher has prepared well for it.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

Yes, I did and so far no one has added anything to it. I am willing to accept suggestions from others and make the article even better even if my class project has ended.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

I strongly believed that this project was something that was important not only for my grades, but also for the world. I got the chance to contribute to the world's education.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

I want to keep editing Wikipedia in the future because I want be a part of that huge community that contributes to other people's education. I want to edit the sections that focus on human rights issues, like honor killing in some countries, or hate crime.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

I want to thank Mandeq for her help, and my instructor who gave me the tools that I needed to complete this project successfully.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

I would really like if the Visual Editor improves, so in the future editors will have an easy enjoyable time editing Wikipedia.


--Fmohamed (talk) 10:49, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Hind.ilidrissi[edit]

Which class were you in?

Contemporary Art and Geopolitics in the Middle East

What did you have the most trouble with?

Uploading photos because of the copyright. At the end of the day, I didn't upload any.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

No.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

I knew what a wikipedia entry was about and the consequences of it.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

None

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

I did, but i didn't expect it to be that strict especially concerning copyright photos of paintings.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

Yes, it's on my watch list.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

It does matter. However, I felt frustrated that I couldn't give more analysis, and it was only description. It is more useful for the world, but it would have been more useful to me to give a regular paper, with an analysis of the subject and my personal opinions.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

Maybe. It's always useful.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

Robert Kluijver.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

Keep it up guys, you're doing a great job, and we can always count on you when doing the basis of our essays.


--Hind.ilidrissi (talk) 15:59, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Lawrence.ue[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Boston College, Dr. Johnson's History of the American West

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Nothing stood out. I largely enjoyed the assignment. I did wait too long to post and got scooped as a result. That was the only downside.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...I did. It helped somewhat. The most useful part was the sort of philosophical/mission part which explained exactly what sort of content and sourcing Wikipedia looks for. I'd cut the bits on formatting and whatnot. I mostly looked up technical questions as I went.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...Just to move quickly and edit as you go. I think the sandbox idea made me somewhat timid. I would have produced a better article if I had simply had at it, and that way I wouldn't have been scooped. I could always go back and make a holistic edit at the end.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...Generally good. I did review the work of another student and found his work largely good.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Pretty straightforward. It's hard to spend much time in college (even high school really) without getting the point considering how central an issue it is these days.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...I have and I do. I enjoy copy editing, so while I likely won't add much in terms of content, I will continue to make sure the spirit of the article is maintained and effectively conveyed by its style and a tone.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...Yes to both. It really helped me to write about an individual, and I would recommend that to anyone who edits Wikipedia at some point. You feel a deep sense of responsibility to truthfully encapsulate a person's legacy.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...Yes. I'll mostly do copy edits. Content edits will be rare, but I'll do them on articles which cover subjects I consider myself an expert (or informed amateur) on. For instance, I edited the page on Paul Morphy only for clarity because I know little about him, but I will likely edit the page on Wounded Knee because I know that many historians (myself included) think it's silly to characterize the event as a "battle," yet the Wikipedia page does so.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...Just that I enjoyed the assignment. I think it's wise for Wikipedia to reach out to college students and professors. That effort ought to substantially improve the quality of less-viewed articles.


--Lawrence.ue (talk) 06:00, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

User:EAllanAndersson[edit]

Which class were you in?

...California Maritime Academy, Library 100, "Information Fluency In The Digital Age"

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Finding relevant sources.

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...No.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...Spent most of your time finding and reading sources, not writing.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I received feedback from students and my instructor. Both were critical to the project.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes. We read the rules for sources.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...I hope so. I hope to make the stub more valuble and spend time double checking the information.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...Yes. It feels good to contribute to a collection of knowledge. It matters more than a regular term paper because I can share my work with everbody (for free). Plus, I like information.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...I hope so. I would prefer to work on stubs, because those are easy to fill in.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...My teacher, michelev. I haven't used the talk pages at all. (Yet!)

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...Keep doing what your doing!


--EAllanAndersson (talk) 15:43, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Kjhooda[edit]

Which class were you in?

...Poverty, Gender and Development at Rice University under the instruction of Dr. Diana Strassmann.

What did you have the most trouble with?

...Disambiguation links

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...Yes, I did. I found the training useful.

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

...Since I have done this previously I did not face any surprises.

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...I got constructive feedback from my classmate and provided the same to my peers.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...Yes.

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...Yes, I did and I intend to regularly track changes.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...I think it mattered less than a regular assignment of a practical project but more than an essay.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...I have not thought of that yet.

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

...My peers who reviewed my work.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

...


--Kjhooda (talk) 00:21, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Sanchez the Bear[edit]

Which class were you in?

... Composition 112

What did you have the most trouble with?

... writing specific enough and being neutral about my topic

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

... no

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... no

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

... none yet and no besides me messing up.

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

... yes

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

... yes and not sure, possibly since I made it.

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

... i feel it matters a little, and i feel it mattered more than papers n essays because people around the world are able to check into this and possibly move and live here.

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

... no

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

... yes just my teacher and whoever looked at my page to let me know i have things to fix before submitting.

Any other feedback you'd like to share?

... no, not really.


--Deo Upike 15:31, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

User:Fredy2012[edit]

Which class were you in?

...

What did you have the most trouble with?

...

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

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Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

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What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

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Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

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Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

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Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

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Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

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Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

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Any other feedback you'd like to share?

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--Fredy2012 (talk) 20:14, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

User:Upikesherre[edit]

Which class were you in?

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What did you have the most trouble with?

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Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

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Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

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What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

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Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

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Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

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Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

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Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

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Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

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Any other feedback you'd like to share?

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--Upikesherre (talk) 16:05, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

User:Upikesherre[edit]

Which class were you in?

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What did you have the most trouble with?

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Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

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What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

...

Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

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Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

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Any other feedback you'd like to share?

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--Upikesherre (talk) 19:04, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

User:Kellyflips[edit]

Which class were you in?

...9

What did you have the most trouble with?

... English

Did you take the "Training for Students" before you started your assignment? If so, how well did it prepare you for editing?

...no

Is there anything you really wish you'd been told right when you were starting?

... Yes

What kind of feedback did you get from classmates and other Wikipedia editors? Did you review the work of other students?

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Did you get specific instructions about copyright and plagiarism before beginning your assignment? How does Wikipedia's treatment of copyright and plagiarism issues match up with what you expected?

...

Did you follow what happened to your article and its talk page after you made your edits? Do you plan to keep an eye on how it evolves after your course ends?

...

Did you feel that your work on Wikipedia mattered? Did it matter more or less than a regular term paper or essay?

...

Do you plan to keep editing Wikipedia on your own? If so, what will you work on? (If you'd be interested in training to become a Wikipedia Ambassador to help other students get started on Wikipedia, say so here and we'll follow up with you.)

...

Are there any editors you'd like to thank for their help?

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Any other feedback you'd like to share?

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--rajin shakya (talk) 12:29, 11 June 2014 (UTC)