Using Wikipedia to Teach Writing

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Why? 1. Because it's fun!

Presentation based on the article "Are We Ready to Use Wikipedia to Teach Writing? by Robert E. Cummings 30 April 2009 Dr. C. Harris ENG 481


In Outline of Rhetoric, James Herrick states that rhetoric is public-minded and wikis are public documents, which makes a wiki perfect writing space.

When doing creative writing it is a way to make students feel creative. (Frances)

its fun to be in control of your own site!

Wikipedia allows students to see what their peers think while allowing students to freely express themselves whether they're right or wrong. (Brittany)

Wikipedia is a great tool for students to view the opinions of others and to express their own ideas. Wikis can also be a great way to encourage creative writing--Cassandra