For Thursday, we’ll meet in the computer lab (HUM 401). Let’s make sure all your Wikipedia pages are good to go. Do you have at least two forms of feedback? Have you revised your page draft to respond to feedback? Is your prose clear, direct, and error-free? Are your page formatting and style correct? Our Wikiedu dashboard also suggests some other final considerations.
Thursday, we’ll met in the computer lab (HUM 401). This will be a class peer review opportunity – – so be sure that your Wikipedia article/edit is up on your sandbox. (See previous post for how to get peer-reviewed!)
By Tuesday, you should have a draft of your Wikipedia edit/article in your sandbox. (I think it’s easier, if you’re editing an existing page, to copy the whole existing article to your sandbox and add your edits there.) Before you begin moving your article/edits to a live Wikipedia page, you’ll need some peer review. (See Week 9 on our course dashboard.)
There are three ways to get feedback on your edit/page before moving from sandbox to Wikipedia:
feedback from classmates. See the instructions (again, on “Week 9” under “Peer review and copy edit”) on our dashboard.
feedback from content experts. To solicit this feedback, click on the “Get Help” button in your sandbox and choose a content expert to peek at your work.
feedback from other Wikipedia student-editors. To do this, go to Intertwine and click on the button that says: “Peer Review Session.” Sign up for a peer review session.
Nota Bene: You will need two of these forms of peer review before you move anything to the live version of your Wikipedia page. Get started with peer review now – – to avoid last-minute difficulties.
analyze the Alger text with as many Voyant tools as you can. Keep notes on what you discover. Since we already know something about Alger from Wikipedia, try to use this information to locate patterns in the novel.
next, download/upload all of the texts in our Alger folder to Voyant Tools. Test your patterns against this larger corpus.
When you’ve finished not-reading your Alger novel, write a reflective blog post that answers a couple of questions as fully as possible: what did you learn about your novel through your distant reading? what did you learn about distant (and/or close) reading by not-reading Alger? Use images and charts from your Voyant/Ngram analyses to illustrate your insights.
How might “Big Data” change the way we study things in the humanities? For Tuesday, let’s talk about Dan Cohen’s view of things in his essay, “Searching for the Victorians.”
In the meantime, write a blog post describing Phase II of your Voyant experience. As you used questions inspired by Hoover’s essay, what new things have you noticed about your corpus? about the Voyant tools? Can you describe a hypothetical research project based on Voyant tools?
In the wiki-world – – you should have collected five or six good sources and posted these – – with citations – – in your wiki sandbox. This week, you want to start drafting your Wikipedia article/edits in your sandbox.
you want to find five or six sources for your Wikipedia editing project. Enter the texts and their bibliographical citations in your sandbox and use a sentence or two to explain why/how they’ll be helpful to your editing work.