Portal:The Science Behind Parkinson's/Things you can do

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Specific things you can do in Section 1: Progress and Prospects in Parkinson's Research[edit]

What you can do - Section 1 - Easy things

Look through the list of pages on the Site Map and pick out topics of special interest to you.

  • Read through the page or pages and look for things that could be changed in small ways to improve the page - and change them! Be bold! (Login first!)
(if you don't feel bold or confident enough to make a change, click on the 'Discuss' tab at the top of the page and then on the 'Edit' tab and write a suggestion or ask a question on the 'Talk' page.)


What you can do - Section 1 - More advanced things
  • Use the Literature Search Tool if there is one and study the recent papers that are retrieved.
    • (If there is no Literature Search Tool, please create one for the page. See the Template by going to Template:PDLitSearch. At the end of this template it tells you how to use it.)
    • If the recent papers show that there has been significant progress in research in the topic of interest, please write something that tells the reader about it. Please put in references (in the same way that other references have been put in), especially to the most significant of the papers that you have discovered.
  • Look at the front page of Progress and Prospects in Parkinson's Research. The links in the table of Topics in red are pages that have not been created yet. Think about starting one of those topics if you know something about it or if you can find out something about it. You don't have to write it all at once; make a start, add more later and appeal for others to help you!

Specific things you can do in the Magazine Section[edit]

What you can do - Magazine Section - Easy things

Look through an article and

  • correct any typos
  • rephrase sentences to clarify what is being said or correct any inaccuracies
  • Add a sentence or two here and there to add some relevant information


What you can do - Magazine Section - More advanced things
  • Add a new page and,in the style of a magazine article, write on a topic that interests you.
    • You can highlight the significance of some new research progress and maybe review sets of results in related fields.
    • You can expand on a topic that interests you.
    • You can discuss research strategy and propose lines of research that may not have had enough emphasis.
    • You can simply bring up current research announcements that are interesting but others may not have seen.
    • Please provide full references.
    • And also link points in your article to relevant pages in Section 1.

Specific things you can do in Section 2: An Introduction to Parkinson's Science[edit]

What you can do - Section 2 - Easy things

Look through the pages and

  • correct any typos
  • rephrase sentences to clarify what is being said or correct any inaccuracies
  • Add a sentence or two here and there to add some relevant information


What you can do - Section 2 - More advanced things

Look through the Section 2 Site Map and the linked subpages

  • Look at the questions and add a question that you think needs to be covered
    • Add the question into a page if it naturally goes next to an existing question
    • If necessary create a new page following the guidance on the Site Map page
      • This could be a Question and Answer subpage or a Background Information page. Put a link into the relevant box.
  • Add or enhance an answer on one of the subpages
  • Add a relevant reference or a link to some external information


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