Wikipedia talk:School and university projects/Dr. Aaij's Freshman comp/Completed assignments

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  • Dr. Aaij, I'm having trouble inserting an internal link to the page I edited for Excercise 3. I followed the Wikipedia:Cheatsheet on how to do it but it didn't work for me. I had to do it as an external link. Thought you might have a tip or trick...--Texaspi (talk) 03:05, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
I fixed it for you. If you look at this diff, you can see what I did to make the external link into an internal one. LadyofShalott 03:26, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
Ah, thanks! I was enclosing it that way but I keeping getting a message that the page was not found and the link was brown/red in color. --Texaspi (talk) 03:32, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
Wow, we have a talk page--that is so exciting! Texaspi, that link that the lady made, that is what is called a "diff", a difference made by an edit. Thanks Lady! Dr Aaij (talk) 02:34, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Exercise 2[edit]

Post here once you have completed this exercise. See the Project Page if you're not sure what exercise 2 is.

  • Chavez is done. I added references for previous edits of the Don Haskins Center. --Texaspi (talk) 21:10, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Shamesia has completed this exercise. Shamesia (talk) 00:03, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

My fellow students[edit]

(if it's ok with you Dr. Aaij)

Here are some tools/links that you may be interested in. This is what I have found useful in writing my article, from a student's prespective, and is not a substitute for Dr. Aaij's advice or that of a more experienced Wiki user.

  • Wikipedia:Cheatsheet - A guide for basic commands while editing an article. Also, if you scroll down to the end of the table, there's a section labeled "adding references" that also has a cheat sheet of sorts for references.
  • Wikipedia:Images - Is a sort of quick start guide on how and where to get and use images in your articles.
  • Wiki Reference Generator can help you generate code needed to insert references in your article. Of course it does not cover every possible type of reference you may want to use so it is a good idea to read the wiki on referencing and footnotes etc.

There are also other bots/scripts you can search for and use that can do a word count of your article as well as other automated tasks. Also, if you need help you can ask Dr. Aaij on his talk page or you can place {{helpme}} on your talk page and then post your question after it. There is a special wiki page for admins and editors where your help request gets flagged when you use {{helpme}} and someone will come and help you out. Texaspi (talk) 04:13, 1 April 2010 (UTC)