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Writing the World: English 110 Fall 2009

Welcome Class

This site is where you will work on your research projects. The Wiki software on this site will allow you to continually post and revise your research paper. You and your audience (anyone in the world who visits this site) will be able to observe the process of revision and refinement as your papers progress. Use the navigation bar on the left to go to your group's main page.

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How to start working on your page


Important Note: Before you can edit your page, you need to

  1. Join this wiki.Click at the top of this page where it says "join."
  2. create an account on wikispaces.com. Please use your UD username or something close to it to create your account so that I know who you are (you can use anything you want as your password).
  3. Unclick the choice that says "make a wiki." Choose "no" for that option.

PLEASE DO NOT CREATE YOUR OWN WIKI WHEN YOU CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON WIKISPACES. DO YOUR WORK ON THIS WIKI.

After you've created your account

Click on your group's name on the navigation bar to the left. That link will take you to your group's page. To edit your page, simply click on the tab that says "edit this page.


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What's A Wiki?


A wiki (IPA: [ˈwiː.kiː] <wee-kee> or [ˈwɪ.kiː] <wick-ey>[1]) is a type of website that allows users to add, remove, or otherwise edit and change all content very quickly and easily, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative writing. The term wiki can also refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a website (see wiki software), or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (and original wiki), WikiWikiWeb, and the online encyclopedia, of course, Wikipedia.

Here's a short video clip about how wikis work:


(video by Lee and Sachi LeFever)


References:
Lefever: Commoncraft http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english