Monday, March 28, 2011
Oh the Wonders of Wikipedia
Ever since high school, I have been told not to rely on Wikipedia because it is not a trusty source. You are not sure who posts this information and they may not be an expert on the subject. While this is true, I find myself using Wikipedia frequently throughout my day. It is so easy and so quick. You can literally Wikipedia anything! No matter what it is, there will be some sort of information on the topic chosen and this is why I love Wikipedia! I do not trust it for research projects but it is a great place to begin learning about a topic. Conveniently, I was recently assigned my term paper for my Psychology class which is all about Wikipedia. The assignment requires us to find a topic and after reading up on it using this site, to go further using scholarly articles to “fix” it and make corrections. It seems that my professor does not trust in the site and wants us to “correct” it. We will then be able to publish what we complete, educating others properly in the process.