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How to Write an Article

​How to Write an Article


Take a short course on how work with wiki pages.
  • Search the subject to make sure there isn’t already a similar existing article.
  • Make sure you create a title with key words, so it can be linked to and found easily.
  • Start your article with a clear and simple description of the subject.
  • Try to make your article understandable to both experts and non-experts.
  • Adding links and other sources to the other articles can help add more meaning to the subject matter.
  • Your wiki should be neutral and unbiased.
  • It should of an appropriate length. Long enough to provide sufficient information on the subject without including unnecessary detail. Be as brief, yet thorough as possible!
  • Also make sure your information is well-documented – that all facts and opinions are cited from reputable sources.
  • Don’t use abbreviations, as non-experts may be unaware of what something means.
  • Follow standard writing conventions, including correct grammar, consistent verb tense, punctuation, and spelling.
  • It is best that your wiki includes informative, relative images that add to a reader’s understanding of the text.
  • Proofread your article to make sure it is clear and precise with no errors.

 
 Last modified at 3/21/2013 11:32 AM by Dodge,Cassandra J