NMAC 3108/Fall 2020/Lessons/8

From Gerald R. Lucas

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November 11 – November 25: Final Edits and Reflection
In our final lesson, you will finish your edits and polish your work for submission.


Now's the time to revisit your text and refine your work. You may do more research and find missing information; rewrite the lead section to represent all major points; reorganize the text to communicate the information better; or add images and other media. Continue to expand and improve your work, and format your article to match Wikipedia’s tone and standards. Remember to contact your Wikipedia Expert at any time if you need further help.

Your last task will be to submit a reflective essay that considers the work you’ve accomplished this semester.

Lesson Instructions and Explanation

Generally to avoid confusion, I have tried to make all lessons work the same way. Each lesson will have its weekly section presented in a chart. Work your way from left to right. Open links in tabs, so you don’t lose track of this page.


This is the date this sections’s work is due. Complete everything in the row before 11:59:59 pm on this date.


These are the readings for this section. Read them carefully, taking notes as you do. I recommend reading from a book or on paper, as you can highlight an annotate as you progress. This will help you in the next sections.


This section will usually be a reading quiz on what you just read, so be sure to take it while the reading is fresh in your mind. However, it may also include other assignments or activities that must be accomplished.


Most writing will be on the class forum. This section will contain instructions and guidance for completing your writing. Often, this will link to a series of discussion prompts for the text you’re reading. Choose one prompt, or thread, to answer, or create your own post (especially if there are none there you can or want to respond to) by clicking + New Topic. I’m looking for your engagement here, so aim for a single longish post and a shorter response to someone else’s post. Using secondary sources correctly for support will always earn you more points. Be sure you’re following the conventions outlined in Writing in the Liberal Arts and the guidelines in Academic Forum Posts.


The test will be the last activity. It will test your knowledge of the entire lesson’s materials. Take this only after you have accomplished everything else in the lesson. The idea here is that you show me what you learned about the all of the lesson’s material. Please write in complete sentences and give enough detail to answer the questions. Your answers should convince me that you have learned and thought about the materials.

Due Read Write Test
11/17 Editing Wikipedia,” page 15 for a final checklist and review Wikipedia:Good article criteria and apply these to your project article Make at least two substantive additions/edits to the project on WP. Continue to communicate and coordinate via the talk pages. -
11/25 Post your Reflective Essay on the forum. Each student should have his/her own thread here. Comment on someone’s reflective statement for some extra points: click the “Respond” button → Respond Test

Xtra Credit Reminder: If your grade is still not where you want it by this point, you may optionally add to the bibliography of The Mailer Review that remains unfinished. This is the best way to boost your grade at this point. You have until Sunday 12/06.

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