Writing for Digital Media, Summer 2020/Schedule/2

From Gerald R. Lucas
crn 50055 nmac 5108.01 online Summer 2020

Before beginning your work each week, read through the whole lesson so you know what to expect and understand what’s expected. Each tab corresponds to a week of study. All assignments are contained therein. Any questions should be posted to the class forum, and be sure to read my weekly feedback.

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06/04–06/10: Evaluating Wikipedia

This week, Carroll discusses strategies for writing scannable text and visual style, including the use of headlines, subheads, lists, and links. Carroll and Göke get you thinking about the editing process and the appropriate voice for writing for the screen. A necessary part of voice is adopting a neutral point of view (NPOV) when writing on Wikipedia. Your training addresses evaluating Wikipedia articles and making your first edits. Remember to use your forum posts to practice your developing writdm skills. You should be learning new ones every week.




  • Evaluate a Wikipedia article. Go through the exercise on WikiEdu, and leave a paragraph summary of your lengthier evaluation on the article’s talk page. Be sure you select the article you’re evaluating on WikiEdu.[3]
    • Comment on at least one other classmate’s evaluation. Find links to evaluated articles on the course dashboard on Wikipedia under “Reviewing.” These comments should be made on the evaluation on the reviewed article’s talk page.


  1. Even though Göke suggests Skitch, you might consider using the Hemingway App for drafting and revising.
  2. See your forum assignment below.
  3. Having trouble with this? You might have a look at this thread on the forum.
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