Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Process of Creation

Coming into this Wikipedia project I was a little intimidated. One because I had never edited let alone created a Wikipedia article. And with the failure of our first attempt to effectively create a guide to compose a successful article increased that anxiety. But in class my partner and I randomly chose our topic which happened to be external links which was a little long but easier. One of our fellow classmates recommended a website that we used to connect to “On Writing". In order to weed out several of the links we used the process of elimination and picked the links that seemed to be timely, and relevant. After reading through numerous sources and links we chose the most relevant information. Although many of the external links come from the same source it was very time consuming reading over the information to insure that the content was appropriate for our class Wikipedia. Peer editing was required as well as necessary although we did not receive much feedback; due to the fact our document lacked the opportunity for the class to comment for a short period of time. Although creating a Wikipedia article was not as hard as I intended, I'm not sure if I will ever do another one!
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ~ Ben Franklin
This quote sticks out to me because if you have absolutely no interest in the subject matter your about you probably should not be writing. Although as students writing assignments are not optional therefore attempt to twist the subject in your point of view how it relates to you personally. And more than likely you find similarities in your situation and Mr. King's. And this relates to the Wikipedia article because if you didn't read the book then this assignment is not worth writing about due to the fact that you have no clue of how you relate to the moral of his story.

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