Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/Wiki editing

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Tutorial 02: Wiki editing

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This is the second tutorial for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.

Wikiversity account and topic selection[edit | edit source]

  1. Creating an account and log in
  2. Sign up to a book chapter topic

Basic wiki editing skills[edit | edit source]

Golden rule: be bold Smiley.svg

  1. Edit (visual editor) vs. Edit source (wikitext editor)
  2. User pages
  3. Editing, adding, and saving text
  4. Formatting:
    1. Bold, underline, italics
    2. headings and table of contents
    3. Bullet-points and numbered lists
  5. Help:Links:
    1. Wikiversity links
    2. Inter-wiki links
    3. External links
  6. More info:
    1. Wikitext cheatsheet: pdf1 | pdf2
    2. Wikiversity help
    3. Wikipedia editing basics (Youtube videos)

What should my user page look like?[edit | edit source]

There is no set format, but here's some examples:

Advanced wiki editing skills[edit | edit source]

Some more advanced wiki skills to be covered in future tutorials:

  1. Working with images
  2. Working with tables
  3. Feature boxes
  4. Social contributions
    1. Editing other pages
    2. Communicating via talk pages
  5. Watchlist
  6. Notifications
  7. Giving thanks
  8. Hidden comments

Topic development[edit | edit source]

  1. Quickstart tip: Insert the starting template
  2. Topic development guidelines - Marking criteria

Next steps[edit | edit source]

By the end of Week 2:

  1. Sign up for (or negotiate) a book chapter topic

By end of Week 3:

  1. Develop an initial chapter plan (topic development) consisting of:
    1. main headings
    2. bullet-points about key points for each section

Recording[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]